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Bacterial Meningitis after Spinal Anesthesia for Caesarean Section: A Case Report | Abstract

Journal of Research in Medical and Dental Science
eISSN No. 2347-2367 pISSN No. 2347-2545

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Bacterial Meningitis after Spinal Anesthesia for Caesarean Section: A Case Report

Author(s): Afshan Ambreen*, Sumreen Anjum, Hafiz Habib Ur Rehman Khalil

Abstract

Bacterial meningitis after spinal anesthesia is considered rare but is a very fatal complication. The incidence of this complication after central neuro-axial blockade varies from 0% to 0.04%. There are multiple routes at which bacteria can enter into the subarachnoid space. Lumbar puncture bypasses the natural defense barrier of central nervous system and therefore carries a risk of transmitting infection to the meninges. We report a case of meningitis in a lady who underwent spinal anesthesia for elective lower segment caesarean section. She developed signs and symptoms of meningitis seven hours after the procedure. Her cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) analysis was suggestive of bacterial meningitis and she didn’t recover & expired due to complication of meningitis.

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