Meningitis following relapsing painful ophthalmoplegia in aspergillus sphenoidal sinusitis: A case report

A. Botturi, A. Salmaggi, B. Pollo, E. Lamperti, A. Erbetta, A. Boiardi

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We report the case of a 58-year-old woman in whom relapsing painful ophthalmoplegia related to a mycetoma of the sphenoid sinus gave origin to meningitis with markedly depressed glucose levels in the cerebrospinal fluid. Surgical exeresis of the mycetoma allowed aetiological diagnosis (aspergillosis) and - together with antimycotic therapy - led to durable clinical response.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-287
Number of pages4
JournalNeurological Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2006



  • Meningitis
  • Mycetoma
  • Painful ophthalmoplegia
  • Sphenoidal sinusitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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