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Fever of unknown origin as a presenting manifestation of craniopharyngioma in a child

Madhumita NANDI, Rakesh Kumar MONDAL
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An unusual case of cranio-pharyngioma which presented with prolonged fever described here. Investigation revealed that the child was suffering from leaking craniopharyngioma with hypo-pituitarism Fever was due to chemical meningitis following cranio-pharyngioma as evident from the CSF findings. Craniopharyngioma can cause prolonged or recurrent fever due to various reasons [1]. Prolonged fever as the sole manifestation of cranio-pharyngioma has been rarely reported in literature and this is probably first such report in Indian children.


Prolonged fever, Craniopharyngioma

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