Hydrocephalus: A Fatal Late Consequence of Mumps Encephalitis

    Volume 45, Issue 1 (January 2000)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 4


    Altuzarra, E
    Unit of Legal Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cantabria, Santander,

    Sánchez-Molina, I
    Unit of Legal Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cantabria, Santander,

    González-Gil, J
    Unit of Legal Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cantabria, Santander,

    Zarrabeitia, MT
    Unit of Legal Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cantabria, Santander,

    Calvet, R
    Unit of Legal Medicine and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Cantabria, Santander,

    (Received 4 January 1999; accepted 13 April 1999)

    Abstract

    Common and usually self-limited diseases may occasionally have fatal consequences. Hydrocephalus is a very rare complication of mumps, with just a few cases reported in the literature. Here we report a fatal case of hydrocephalus presenting 19 years after mumps encephalitis. The long latency period between encephalitis and hydrocephalus-associated symptoms makes this case particularly interesting.


    Paper ID: JFS14662J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14662J

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    Title Hydrocephalus: A Fatal Late Consequence of Mumps Encephalitis
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