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MUTARELLI, Eduardo Genaro  and  ADONI, Tarso. Iatrogenic meningitis. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2013, vol.71, n.9B, pp.659-660. ISSN 0004-282X.

Iatrogenic meningitis can be caused by a number of mechanisms. The recent case reports of fungal meningitis after application of epidural methylprednisolone caused warning in the medical community. Cases were caused by contaminated lots of methylprednisolone from a single compounding pharmacy. Several medications can cause meninigitis by probable hypersensitivity mechanism. Neurologists should be alert to the recent description of the use of lamotrigine and development of aseptic meningitis.

Keywords : iatrogenesis; meningitis; methylprednisolone; lamotrigine; meningite; iatrogenia; metilprednisolona; lamotrigina.

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