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CORRESPONDENCE
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89

Reply to Al-Mendalawi


1 Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India
2 University School of Open Learning (USOL), Panjab University, Chandigarh, India

Date of Submission26-Jul-2017
Date of Acceptance06-Sep-2017
Date of Web Publication28-Dec-2017

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ramachandran Rameshkumar
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Critical Care, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry - 605 006
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/IJAMR.IJAMR_42_17

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Jain P, Rameshkumar R, Satheesh P, Kaur H. Reply to Al-Mendalawi. Int J Adv Med Health Res 2017;4:89

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Jain P, Rameshkumar R, Satheesh P, Kaur H. Reply to Al-Mendalawi. Int J Adv Med Health Res [serial online] 2017 [cited 2021 Apr 11];4:89. Available from: https://www.ijamhrjournal.org/text.asp?2017/4/2/89/221582



Sir,

We appreciate the interest shown by Prof. Al-Mendalawi [1] in our case report, and thank him for the astute observations and comments on the significance of our findings. We would like to clarify that the mother had tested negative for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during her routine antenatal evaluation. Hence, we did not consider repeating HIV test in this case. Common risk factors for cerebral venous thrombosis in children are dehydration and medical conditions such as nephrotic syndrome and congenital heart disease. The vascular damage in pneumococcal meningitis is not limited to vasculitis. Local bacterial invasion through the perivascular space triggers the release of procoagulant and antifibrinolytic factors, particularly after antibiotic administration, which might contribute to early development of complications.[2],[3]

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Al-Mendalawi M. Comment on cerebral venous thrombosis in an infant with pneumococcal meningitis. Int J Adv Med Health Res 2017;4:88.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Dlamini N, Billinghurst L, Kirkham FJ. Cerebral venous sinus (sinovenous) thrombosis in children. Neurosurg Clin N Am 2010;21:511-27.  Back to cited text no. 2
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Vergouwen MD, Schut ES, Troost D, van de Beek D. Diffuse cerebral intravascular coagulation and cerebral infarction in pneumococcal meningitis. Neurocrit Care 2010;13:217-27.  Back to cited text no. 3
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