Chronic Subdural Haematoma Presenting as Meningitis: A Case Report

  • B. B. Shehu Neurosurgical Unit, Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
  • N. J. Ismail Neurosurgical Unit, Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
Keywords: Chronic Subdural Haematoma, Medical Presentation, Suspicion

Abstract



A 28-year-old man presented to the medical ward with an acute onset of headache, fever, convulsion and deteriorating level of consciousness. Cerebrospinal meningitis was suspected for which adequate treatment was given without improvement. Neurosurgical evaluation elicited a history of trauma 4 months earlier and Computed Tomography Scan of the brain showed a subdural haematoma. The patient made rapid recovery following burr hole and drainage of the haematoma. Chronic subdural haematoma may mimick several neurological diseases and should be suspected in patients with whose neurological symptoms fail to improve on medical treatment

(Nig J Surg Res 2000;2:30-32)

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Chronic Subdural Haematoma, Medical Presentation, Suspicion
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