Histology Course A IV 8 Department of Pathology, University of Zurich Histokurs

A IV 8 bacterial meningitis HE further information (German) on HiPaKu 
  ICD-10: G00
 
   
47-year-old female suffered from pneumonia. She developed high fever, neck stiffness, photophobia and she was confused (specimen from autopsy).
 
- A section of the cerebellum is shown with partly detached leptomeninges.
- Leptomeninges show in part dense infiltrates of neutrophilic granulocytes, which extend along blood vessels deeply into sulci.
- Engorgement of meningeal vessels.

 
Pathogenesis:
Hematogenous, otogenous spread.