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Abcess drainage with and without antibiotics

S Tschudin, G Laifer, C Orasch, R Nüesch
We report the case of a 81-year-old, immunocompromised Patient, admitted to our hospital with new-onset headaches and word-finding difficulties. The MRI of the brain revealed a temporal mass on the left with marginal contrast-enhancement. During the next days Listeria monocytogenes grew in the bloodcultures so that the diagnosis of a brain-abscess caused by Listeria was established. Due to the localisation, surgical drainage of the abscess was not possible, so that a prolonged antibiotic therapy lasting over 4...
July 8, 2009: Praxis
N Jung, C Lehmann, M Hellmann, H Seifert, M M Valter, M Hallek, G Fätkenheuer, M Kochanek
BACKGROUND: Panton-Valentine leukocidin (PVL-)producing Staphylococcus aureus is emerging as a serious problem worldwide. There has been an increase in the incidence of necrotizing lung infections in otherwise healthy young people with a very high mortality associated with these strains. Sporadic severe infectious complications after incision of Bartholin's abcesses have been described but involvement of S. aureus is rare. CASE REPORT: We present a 23-year-old apparently healthy female patient without any typical predisposing findings who developed severe sepsis with necrotizing pneumonia and multiple abscesses following incision of a Bartholin's abscess...
2008: Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Mohamed Lassaad Kanoun, Adel Khorbi, Chekib Khmiri, Anis Tebourbi, Naoufel Hadded, Walid Boughzala, Mahmoud Ben Maitig, Mounir Chebil, Abdelhamid Hachem, Hamza Essadem
BACKGROUND: Brodie's abscess is a bone abscess described as a localized primary purulent collection with sclerotic wall. Since the first report of Sir Benjamin Brodie in 1832, many papers described different clinical and treatment aspects. Pathogeny and therapy still remain not clearly elucidated. AIM: The aim of our study is to describe clinical aspect and to study the result of treatment including surgery and antibiotics. METHODS: Our study is retrospective including 20 patients admitted to the author's institution for isolated bone abscess...
October 2007: La Tunisie Médicale
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