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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903840/burr-hole-aspiration-of-brain-abscess-in-children-with-cyanotic-heart-disease
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Muhammad Ashraf, Shakeel Ahmed, Shafiq Ahmad, Mukhtar Hussain
OBJECTIVE: To determine the efficacy of burr hole aspiration of brain abscess in children with cyanotic heart disease in terms of number of aspirations and residual abscess. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Pediatric Neurosurgery at The Children's Hospital and The Institute of Child Health, Multan, from July 2010 to June 2014. METHODOLOGY: Pediatric patients of cyanotic heart disease with brain abscess were admitted...
August 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895764/group-a-streptococcal-brain-abscess-in-children-two-case-reports-and-a-review-of-the-literature
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Guy Hazan, Eyal Kristal, Michael Gideon, Vadim Tzudikov, Yuval Cavari, Yariv Fruchtman, Shalom Ben-Shimol, Eugene Leibovitz, Isaac Lazar, Rimma Melamed
Brain abscesses caused by group A Streptococcus (GAS) are infrequently encountered in children. We present two cases of brain abscess (one cerebellar and one located in the temporal lobe) due to GAS infection occurring in close temporal proximity in previously healthy young children living in different geographic areas of southern Israel. The relevant literature since 2000, in the context of recent epidemiological data reporting an increase in the incidence of invasive GAS infections, is reviewed.
September 12, 2017: Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894616/esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-presenting-with-streptococcus-intermedius-cerebral-abscess
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Rabih Nayfe, Mustafa S Ascha, Esther H Rehmus
BACKGROUND: Cerebral abscess is caused by inoculation of an organism into the brain parenchyma from a site distant from the central nervous system. Streptococcus intermedius (S. intermedius) is a commensal organism that is normally present in the aerodigestive tract and was reported to be the cause of brain abscesses after esophageal dilatation or upper endoscopy. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a 53-year-old female who presented with hematemesis and melena followed by left-sided weakness...
2017: Case Reports in Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889017/mycoplasmas-brain-invaders
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Rubén S Rosales, Roberto Puleio, Guido R Loria, Salvatore Catania, Robin A J Nicholas
Mycoplasmas of humans and animals are usually associated with respiratory, autoimmune, genital and joint diseases. Human mycoplasmas have also been known to affect the brain. Severe central nervous system (CNS) diseases, such as encephalitis, have been linked to Mycoplasma pneumoniae and ureaplasma infections. Less well known is the sheep and goat pathogen, Mycoplasma agalactiae, which has been found in large quantities in the brain where it may be responsible for non-purulent encephalitis as well as ataxia in young animals...
September 5, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28871588/primary-pleuropulmonary-synovial-sarcoma-with-brain-metastases-in-a-paediatric-patient-an-unusual-presentation
#5
Pushpak Chandrakant Chirmade, Sonia Parikh, Asha Anand, Harsha Panchal, Apurva Patel, Sandip Shah
Primary lung neoplasms are rare in children. The most common primary lung malignancies in children are pleuropulmonary blastoma and carcinoid tumour. Synovial sarcoma (SS) accounts for approximately 1% of all childhood malignancies. In absolute terms, the SS of the lungs and pleura are extremely rare and pose a diagnostic difficulty. Soft tissue sarcomas usually have a high potential for metastases, however, metastasis to the brain is rare, even in widely disseminated disease, and it has been described only in 3 case reports previously...
2017: Advances in Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864559/cerebellar-abscesses-infective-endocarditis-and-bacteraemia-due-to-a-rare-pathogen-streptococcus-constellatus
#6
Rafael García Carretero
Intracranial infections may result from contiguity, such as mastoiditis or acute otitis media, or from haematogenous dissemination from an infectious source. Streptococcus constellatus, a coccus from the normal genital, oral and gastrointestinal flora, has a tendency to form abscesses, but not to cause infective endocarditis (IE). Also, S. constellatus is an extremely rare causative agent of brain abscess. We report the case of a woman with a colorectal tumour who presented with IE and cerebellar abscesses due to a S...
September 1, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852606/delayed-brain-edema-and-swelling-following-craniectomy-for-evacuation-of-an-epidural-abscess-that-improved-by-cranioplasty-case-report
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Narushi Sugii, Masahide Matsuda, Tomokazu Sekine, Hideaki Matsumura, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Akira Matsumura
We report a unique case of delayed brain swelling following craniectomy that improved rapidly after cranioplasty, and discuss the potential mechanism underlying this delayed and reversible brain swelling. A 22-year-old woman developed surgical site infection after removal of a convexity meningioma. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed an epidural abscess around the surgical site. Subsequently, the abscess was evacuated, and the bone flap was removed. Later, brain edema around the skull defect emerged and progressed gradually, despite resolution of the infection...
July 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28831384/emerging-role-of-actinomyces-meyeri-in-brain-abscesses-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#8
Laia Jimena Vazquez Guillamet, Maricar F Malinis, Jaimie P Meyer
We describe a case of a 29-year-old man from Pakistan who presented with progressive neurologic symptoms over 1 week and was found to have a right parietal cerebral abscess. Neurosurgical drainage cultures showed growth of Actinomyces meyeri, Streptococcus intermedius, and Parvimonas micra. An abscessed molar was identified as the likely port of entry and was extracted. The patient was treated with metronidazole, vancomycin, and doxycycline because of prior anaphylaxis to penicillin. At 6-month follow-up, repeat magnetic resonance imaging showed no signs of residual abscess...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829733/acanthamoeba-brain-abscess-confirmed-by-molecular-identification
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Sakda Wara-Asawapati, Pewpan M Intapan, Verajit Chotmongkol
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806629/aseptic-meningitis-in-adults-and-children-diagnostic-and-management-challenges
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Bhavarth Shukla, Elizabeth A Aguilera, Lucrecia Salazar, Susan H Wootton, Quanhathai Kaewpoowat, Rodrigo Hasbun
BACKGROUND: Aseptic meningitis represents a common diagnostic and management dilemma to clinicians. OBJECTIVES: To compare the clinical epidemiology, diagnostic evaluations, management, and outcomes between adults and children with aseptic meningitis. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective study from January 2005 through September 2010 at 9 Memorial Hermann Hospitals in Houston, TX. Patients age≥2months who presented with community-acquired aseptic meningitis with a CSF white blood cell count >5cells/mm(3) and a negative Gram stain and cultures were enrolled...
September 2017: Journal of Clinical Virology: the Official Publication of the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802356/intracranial-complications-of-csom-in-pediatric-patients-a-persisting-problem-in-developing-countries
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Avani Jain, Nikhil Arora, Ravi Meher, J C Passey, Ramanuj Bansal
BACKGROUND: Intracranial complications (ICC) of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM) occur even in the antibiotic area. These complications are commonly seen in pediatric patients due to poor hygiene and low immunity. They are more prevalent in developing countries due to illiteracy, low socioeconomic status and lack of access to health care facilities. OBJECTIVE: To study the incidence, clinical profile, treatment and outcome of pediatric patients presenting with intracranial complications of chronic suppurative otitis media...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798926/rare-case-of-cryptogenic-brain-abscess-caused-by-raoultella-ornithinolityca
#12
Marianna Luongo
Cerebral abscess is a potentially fatal neurosurgical condition, despite improvements in technology, new antimicrobial agents and modern neurosurgical instruments and techniques. I report the case of a 64-year-old woman, affected by a right frontobasal brain abscess, compressing the homolateral frontal horn of lateral ventricle, with a second mass partially occupying the right orbital cavity. She presented also with inflammatory sinusopathy involving the right maxillary, ethmoid and frontal sinuses. After 14 d of clinical observation and antimicrobial therapy, the patient received a computed tomography scan, which showed growth of the cerebral mass, with a ring of peripheral contrast enhancement and surrounding edema...
July 16, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797986/increased-occurrence-of-brain-abscesses-in-cirrhotic-patients-a-population-based-3-year-follow-up-study
#13
Yen Chun Chen, Tsung Hsing Hung, Kuo Chih Tseng, Chih Wei Tseng, Yu Hsi Hsieh, Chih Chun Tsai, Chen Chi Tsai
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Cirrhotic patients are prone to various infectious diseases. However, it is still unknown if the occurrence of a brain abscess is associated with cirrhosis. The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between the occurrence of a brain abscess and cirrhosis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The National Health Insurance Database, which is derived from the Taiwan National Health Insurance program, was used to collect data from 40,878 patients with cirrhosis and from 40,896 randomly selected age- and sex-matched patients...
August 9, 2017: Turkish Journal of Gastroenterology: the Official Journal of Turkish Society of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780403/forgotten-not-yet-cardiogenic-brain-abscess-in-children-a-case-series-based-review
#14
Suhas Udayakumaran, Chiazor U Onyia, R Krishnakumar
INTRODUCTION: Brain abscess is a significant cause of morbidity in patients with uncorrected or partially palliated congenital cyanotic heart disease (CCHD). Unfortunately, in the developing world, the majority of the patients with CCHD remain either uncorrected or partially palliated. Furthermore, a risk of this feared complication also exists even among those undergoing staged corrective operations in the interval in between operations. There have been no recent articles in the literature on surgical outcomes of management of cardiogenic brain abscess in children...
August 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28770694/brain-abscesses-in-children-an-italian-multicentre-study
#15
I Raffaldi, S Garazzino, G Castelli Gattinara, R Lipreri, L Lancella, S Esposito, A M Giannini, C Montagnani, G L Marseglia, C Pignata, F Bernardi, P-A Tovo
Brain abscess is uncommon in paediatric population, but of clinical importance because of significant long-term morbidity and mortality. In this multicentre study, promoted by the Italian Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases, we retrospectively collected patients aged 0-18 years, with a diagnosis of 'brain abscess'. Seventy-nine children were included; the median age was 8·75 years. As predisposing factor, 44 children had preceding infections. The Gram-positive cocci were mostly isolated (27 cases). Sixty (76%) children underwent a surgical intervention...
August 3, 2017: Epidemiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765488/wernicke%C3%A3-%C3%A2-%C3%A2-s-encephalopathy-associated-with-liver-abscess
#16
Rajesh Verma, Vipul Garg
Wernicke's encephalopathy is a rare neurological disorder caused by thiamine deficiency, characterised by ocular motor dysfunction, ataxia and impairment in consciousness. It predominantly affects brain regions with a high metabolic rate such as mammillary bodies, medial thalamic nuclei, the tectal region and the cerebellum. Although chronic alcoholism is the most common cause of Wernicke's encephalopathy, various other conditions not related to alcohol consumption such as bariatric surgery, acute pancreatitis, hyperemesis gravidarum, prolonged fasting and gastrointestinal surgery have been implicated in its aetiology...
July 31, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740899/cryptic-nocardia-nova-brain-abscess-postradiation-treatment-and-neurosurgery-in-a-patient-with-small-cell-lung-cancer-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#17
Stephen Abel, Shaakir Hasan, Brandon Kujawski, Aditya Talwar, James Betler, Rodney Wegner, Athanasios Colonias, Khaled Aziz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737874/-brain-abscess-in-children-ten-years-of-experience-in-a-third-level-pediatric-hospital
#18
Martín Brizuela, Guadalupe Pérez, Soledad Martiren, Ana N Varela Baino, Carola Cedillo, Silvina Ruvinsky, Carolina Epelbaum, Adela Isasmendi, Mirta Litterio, José L Pinheiro, Rosa Bologna
Brain abscess is a focal infection that occurs with a frequency of 0.3-1.3 cases per 100,000 people/year. We describe the epidemiology, clinical and microbiology characteristics of 38 children diagnosed with brain abscess hospitalized between 4/1/2005 and 12/31/2015 at Hospital de Pediatría "Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan" in Buenos Aires City. Twenty-four patients were male. The median age was 132 months. Predisposing factors were detected in 25 children. The median evolution from onset of symptoms to the visit was 7 days...
August 1, 2017: Archivos Argentinos de Pediatría
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736616/maldi-tof-ms-contribution-to-the-diagnosis-of-campylobacter-rectus-multiple-skull-base-and-brain-abscesses
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D Martiny, N Dauby, D Konopnicki, S Kampouridis, P Jissendi Tchofo, M Horoi, L Vlaes, P Retore, M Hallin, O Vandenberg
Campylobacter rectus is rarely associated with invasive infection. Both the isolation and the identification requirements of C. rectus are fastidious, probably contributing to an underestimation of its burden. We report the case of a 66-year-old man who developed several skull base and intracerebral abscesses after dental intervention. Campylobacter rectus was isolated from the brain biopsy. Within 45 minutes of reading the bacterial plate, the strain was accurately identified by MALDI-TOF MS. This rapid identification avoided the extra costs and delays present with 16S rRNA gene sequencing and allowed for a rapid confirmation of the adequacy of the empirical antibiotic treatment...
September 2017: New Microbes and New Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730571/early-trigeminal-nerve-involvement-in-listeria-monocytogenes-rhombencephalitis-case-series-and-systematic-review
#20
William K Karlsson, Zitta Barrella Harboe, Casper Roed, Jeppe B Monrad, Mette Lindelof, Vibeke Andrée Larsen, Daniel Kondziella
Listeria monocytogenes is associated with rhombencephalitis. However, the exact mechanisms of brainstem invasion remains poorly understood. Here, we demonstrate clinical and radiological data suggesting that Listeria may invade the brainstem via the trigeminal nerve. Three females (41, 64 and 70 years) with culture proven L. monocytogenes bacteremia and rhombencephalitis were investigated in the period of 2014-16. T2-weighted and contrast-enhanced T1-weighted MRI revealed a cerebellopontine abscess in all three patients, including the involvement of the trigeminal nerve root...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology
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