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Rapid diagnosis of cerebral sinovenous thrombosis complicating group B streptococcus meningitis by multidetector CT venography
  1. H M Cheung1,
  2. W C W Chu2,
  3. H S Lam1,
  4. P C Ng1
  1. 1
    Department of Paediatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  2. 2
    Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Organ Imaging, Prince of Wales Hospital, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  1. Professor P C Ng, Department of Paediatrics, 6th Floor, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong; pakcheungng{at}

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A full-term infant delivered vaginally developed fever and refractory seizures at 34 h of age, ultimately requiring thiopentone anaesthesia. Cerebrospinal fluid and peripheral blood cultures isolated Streptococcus agalactiae. Urgent plain cranial CT revealed a hypo-attenuated area in the left occipital region (fig 1). A multidetector computed tomographic (MDCT) venogram showed a …

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