Title: An external cause for 'idiopathic' pachymeningitis?
Authors: Vermeirsch, K ×
Dubois, Bénédicte
Sciot, Raphael
Westhovens, Rene #
Issue Date: Nov-2006
Series Title: Acta Clinica Belgica vol:61 issue:6 pages:355-358
Abstract: In a 67-year-old man with a history of professional asbestos exposure and persistent headaches since one year, a diagnosis of idiopathic pachymeningitis was made. IHCP (idiopathic hypertrophic cranial pachymeningitis) is in literature referred to as one of the presentations of Multifocal Idiopathic Fibrosclerosis or MIF, representing a group of fibro-inflammatory and pathologically similar diseases, including also retroperitoneal fibrosis, mediastinal fibrosis and sclerosing cholangitis. Since recent literature links asbestos exposure to a risk of development of retroperitoneal fibrosis, the present case suggests to focus in future research of IHCP on possible external causes.
ISSN: 1784-3286
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Group Experimental Neurology
Translational Cell & Tissue Research
Rheumatology Section (-)
Laboratory for Neuroimmunology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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