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Korean J Pediatr 2001 July;44(7) :823-826.
A Case of Aseptic Meningitis Following Administration of Intravenous Immunoglobulin in A Patient with Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
Su Jin Kim (Kim SJ)1, Ji Eun Kim (Kim JE)1, Hei Won Hwang (Hwang HW)1, Ji Sun Mok (Mok JS)1, Dong Seok Lee (Lee DS)1, Doo Kwun Kim (Kim DK)1, Sung Min Choi (Choi SM)1, Woo Taek Kim (Kim WT)2
1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Kyung-ju, Korea
2Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Taegu, Korea
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ABSTRACT
Intravenous immunoglobulin(IVIG) has been widely used to treat idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura in childhood. Aseptic meningitis has been reported as a rare complication of IVIG therapy. This report is on an 11 year-old boy with ITP who suffered from aseptic meningitis following the administration of IVIG. He was given 1 g/kg of IVIG for 2 days, and on the fourth day after the administration of IVIG, he experienced headache, vomiting and fever. Cerebrospinal fluid showed 400/mm3 white cells with 96% segmented neutrophils and 1% lymphocytes. The symptoms subsided within 8 days of admission.
Keywords: Intravenous immunoglobulin | Aseptic meningitis
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