Benign Intracranial Hypertension Necessitating Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion Secondary to Growth Hormone Therapy
M. Mahon D. Cody
Mahon and Cody describe a 14 year old girl with Turner’s syndrome who developed benign intracranial hypertension following commencement of growth hormone therapy. It is postulated that the growth hormone activates the choroid plexus. She was initially treated with serial lumbar punctures under general anaesthesia but ultimately required the insertion of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt.
Immunotherapy- A double Edged Sword; A case of Fatal Myocarditis and Complete Response
N. Peters, M. Greally, K. Breen, A. Fabre, S Blazkova
Peters et al describe a case of fatal immune mediated myocarditis following Nivolumab. The patient had underlying adenocarcinoma of the lung.
Clozaril Withdrawal Induced Catatonia
E. McGuire, M. Reilly
McGuire and Reilly report a case of catatonia following Clozaril withdrawal in a patient with underlying schizophrenia. The patient had unilateral discontinued the therapy. He was treated with lorazepam and fluids.
Listeria Meningitis in an Immunocompetent Child: Case Report and Literature Review
K.N. McCarthy, T.R. Leahy, D.M. Murray
McCarthy et al report a 23 month old boy with listeria meningitis. The child made a complete recovery following IV amoxicillin and vancomycin.