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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast


Jan 5, 2017

This week's BrainWaves episode features a case of a middle-aged woman with progressive headache and cranial neuropathies. The diagnosis of aseptic meningitis is made and a differential diagnosis is illustrated. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. Any cases discussed in this episode are fictional and do not contain any patient health identifying information. REFERENCES 1. Nigrovic LE. Aseptic meningitis. Handbook of clinical neurology. 2013;112:1153-6. 2. van de Beek D, de Gans J, Spanjaard L, Weisfelt M, Reitsma JB and Vermeulen M. Clinical features and prognostic factors in adults with bacterial meningitis. The New England journal of medicine. 2004;351:1849-59. 3. Hasbun R, Abrahams J, Jekel J and Quagliarello VJ. Computed tomography of the head before lumbar puncture in adults with suspected meningitis. The New England journal of medicine. 2001;345:1727-33. 4. Lee BE, Chawla R, Langley JM, Forgie SE, Al-Hosni M, Baerg K, Husain E, Strong J, Robinson JL, Allen U, Law BJ, Dobson S and Davies HD. Paediatric Investigators Collaborative Network on Infections in Canada (PICNIC) study of aseptic meningitis. BMC Infect Dis. 2006;6:68. 5. Negrini B, Kelleher KJ and Wald ER. Cerebrospinal fluid findings in aseptic versus bacterial meningitis. Pediatrics. 2000;105:316-9. 6. Logan SA and MacMahon E. Viral meningitis. Bmj. 2008;336:36-40. 7. Ginsberg L and Kidd D. Chronic and recurrent meningitis. Pract Neurol. 2008;8:348-61. 8. Jolles S, Sewell WA and Leighton C. Drug-induced aseptic meningitis: diagnosis and management. Drug Saf. 2000;22:215-26. 9. Chamberlain MC and Glantz M. Myelomatous meningitis. Cancer. 2008;112:1562-7. 10. Nieuwenhuizen L and Biesma DH. Central nervous system myelomatosis: review of the literature. Eur J Haematol. 2008;80:1-9. 11. Sobol U and Stiff P. Neurologic aspects of plasma cell disorders. Handbook of clinical neurology. 2014;120:1083-99.