Medical management of eosinophilic meningitis following bovine graft duraplasty for Chiari malformation Type I repair

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Adam P. OstendorfDepartments of Neurology and

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Anne M. ConnollyDepartments of Neurology and
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Eosinophilic meningitis is a known complication of duraplasty, including that using bovine tissues. Previous authors have relied on surgical removal of the graft for treatment. Authors of the present report describe a 7-year-old girl with eosinophilic meningitis following duraplasty with a bovine pericardium graft who was successfully treated using corticosteroid therapy alone.

Abbreviations used in this paper:

CBC = complete blood count; WBC = white blood cell.
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