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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528922/a-furry-friend-s-dirty-mouth-brain-abscess-due-to-aggregatibacter-haemophilus-aphrophilus
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David C Miller, Monica Fung, Alexander Carbo
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May 18, 2017: American Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522382/brain-abscess-following-halo-fixation-for-the-cervical-spine
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Arthur Lopes, Almir Andrade, Igor Silva, Wellingson Paiva, Roger Brock, Manoel Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Halo fixation is one of the possible treatments for cervical spine fractures. However, improper use of these devices may lead to many complications, such as pin loosening, halo dislocation, pin site infection, and intradural penetration. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report a 43-year-old man who first presented with a seizure and an altered level of consciousness five months after halo-vest placement for an odontoid fracture. Brain imaging revealed a brain abscess, under the previous left parietal pin...
May 15, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516038/detection-of-fusobacterium-nucleatum-in-culture-negative-brain-abscess-by-broad-spectrum-bacterial-16s-rrna-gene-pcr
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Catherine Chakvetadze, Anastasia Purcarea, Aurelia Pitsch, Jonathan Chelly, Sylvain Diamantis
BACKGROUND: Fusobacterium nucleatum is a strict anaerobic microorganism commensal to the human oropharynx and gastrointestinal tract, which causes a wide spectrum of human diseases and it is an important pathogen in abscesses. CASE PRESENTATION: We report the case of a previously healthy 64-year-old woman with multiple abscesses due to Fusobacterium nucleatum, involving liver, pleura and brain. Fusobacterium was not recovered from blood cultures nor from culture of hepatic, pleural and brain drain fluid...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512590/acute-bacterial-meningitis-and-systemic-abscesses-due-to-streptococcus-dysgalactiae-subsp-equisimilis-infection
#4
M Jourani, T Duprez, V Roelants, H Rodriguez-Villalobos, P Hantson
Disseminated abscesses due to group G β-hemolytic Streptococcus dysgalactiae were observed in a 57-year-old cirrhotic patient with the skin being the putative way of entry for the pathogen. S. dysgalactiae is a rare agent in human infections responsible for acute pyogenic meningitis. The mortality rate associated with S. dysgalactiae bacteraemia and meningitis may be as high as 50%, particularly in the presence of endocarditis or brain abscesses. In our patient, main sites of infections were meningitis and ventriculitis, spondylodiscitis, septic arthritis, and soft-tissue infections...
2017: Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507642/diagnostic-imaging-of-pregnant-women-the-role-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Monika Bekiesińska-Figatowska, Anna Romaniuk-Doroszewska, Sylwia Szkudlińska-Pawlak, Agnieszka Duczkowska, Jarosław Mądzik, Martyna Szopa-Krupińska, Tomasz M Maciejewski
BACKGROUND: Presentation of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings in pregnant women in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Institute of Mother and Child, Warsaw, Poland. MATERIAL/METHODS: Forty-three symptomatic pregnant women underwent MRI between 9 and 33 weeks of gestation (mean of 23 weeks). Moreover, we included 2 pregnant women who underwent fetal MRI and had incidental abnormalities. RESULTS: In 9 cases, we excluded the suspected brain abnormalities...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501669/an-update-on-bacterial-brain-abscess-in-immunocompetent-patients
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R Sonneville, R Ruimy, N Benzonana, L Riffaud, A Carsin, J-M Tadié, C Piau, M Revest, P Tattevin
BACKGROUND: Brain abscess is a focal infection of the brain, that begins as a localized area of cerebritis. In immunocompetent patients, bacteria are responsible for >95% of brain abscess, and enter the brain either through contiguous spread following otitis, sinusitis, neurosurgery, or cranial trauma, or through hematogenous dissemination. AIMS: To identify recent advents in the field. Sources We searched Medline and Embase for articles published during years 2012-2016, with the keywords 'brain', and 'abscess'...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491190/pyogenic-brain-abscess-with-atypical-features-resembling-glioblastoma-in-advanced-mri-imaging
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Arsany Hakim, Markus Oertel, Roland Wiest
Differentiation between infectious and neoplastic brain processes is crucial for treatment planning. Advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques, such as diffusion, perfusion, susceptibility weighted imaging, and magnetic resonance spectroscopy, enhance the imaging differences between these two pathologies. However, despite the utilization of these advanced techniques, the pathologic process may be confound by atypical findings. Here, we report a case of an autistic patient with multiple brain lesions with diffusion weighted imaging, susceptibility weighted imaging, and perfusion patterns resembling features of a multicentric glioblastoma, which were confirmed surgically, neuropathologically, and bacteriologically as brain abscesses...
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489741/salmonella-enterica-serovar-panama-meningitis-in-exclusive-breastfeeding-infants-report-of-4-cases-clinical-features-and-therapeutic-challenges
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Narcisse Elenga, Emma Cuadro, Laurence Long, Falucar Njuieyon, Elise Martin, Rémi Kom-Tchameni, Antoine Defo, Sitraka H Razafindrakoto, Yajaira Mrsic, Fanny Henaff, Aba Mahamat
RATIONALE: The pathway of Nontyphoid Salmonella meningitis, especially in exclusive breastfeeding infants, has not been well characterized. PATIENT CONCERNS: We analyzed data related to nontyphoid Salmonella meningitis in 4 infants. DIAGNOSES: No diarrhea was observed and the coproculture was negative for all patients. INTERVENTIONS: Early diagnosis and treatment with combination of third-generation cephalosporins plus quinolones for a minimum of 3 weeks is necessary to avoid severe sequelae and death...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486477/epidemiology-of-brain-abscess-in-taiwan-a-14-year-population-based-cohort-study
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Cheung-Ter Ong, Ching-Fang Tsai, Yi-Sin Wong, Solomon Chih-Cheng Chen
Brain abscess (BA) is a severe neurological emergency, which remains a challenge for physicians despite medical advancements. The purpose of this study is to describe the epidemiology of BA in Taiwan and to investigate potential factors affecting the survival of patients with BA. By using the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, we identified hospitalized patients with a discharge diagnosis of pyogenic BA (324.X) between 2000 and 2013. The incidence and in-hospital mortality of BA were calculated based on both age and sex...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484536/association-of-brain-abscess-with-a-mycotic-aneurysm-of-the-contralateral-internal-carotid-artery-in-a-patient-of-cyanotic-heart-disease
#10
Sumit Bansal, Sachin A Borkar, Ashok K Mahapatra
Congenital cyanotic heart disease can lead to intra-cranial involvement. Authors report a very rare case of right intra-cerebral abscess diagnosed on computerized tomography (CT) scan and simultaneous presence of an aneurysm of the left internal carotid artery diagnosed on CT angiogram in a 15-year-old child with congenital cyanotic heart disease with recent onset left hemiparesis. Right cerebral abscess was tapped and left internal carotid aneurysm was planned to be followed up by giving antibiotics and serial angiograms, but he could not survive and died due to non-cranial cause...
April 2017: Asian Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483232/a-fatal-case-of-gradenigo-s-syndrome-in-zimbabwe-and-the-danish-zimbabwean-ent-collaboration
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P V F Jensen, M B Avnstorp, T Dzongodza, C Chidziva, C von Buchwald
As a part of a bilateral educational exchange program two Danish ENT residents were invited to Zimbabwe in 2015. During this exchange a 9-year-old girl was admitted due to complications to acute otitis media (AOM). She developed Gradenigo's syndrome and later on a brain abscess leading to a fatal outcome. Life threatening complications to AOM are rare in developed countries today but are still a challenge in developing countries. We put forward this case from a developing country to bring focus to the fact that a fatal outcome is the consequence if specialist treatment is not accessible...
June 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481768/orbital-perivenous-abscess-complicating-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-orbital-cellulitis
#12
Rohan Verma, Bradford W Lee, Ramzi M Alameddine, Audrey C Ko, Paritosh C Khanna, Don O Kikkawa, Bobby S Korn
An 11-year-old female presented with orbital cellulitis, bacterial sinusitis, enlarged left superior ophthalmic vein, dural venous sinuses, and internal jugular vein. The patient underwent endoscopic sinus surgery and was started on intravenous antibiotics and anticoagulation with limited improvement in orbital signs and symptoms. A magnetic resonance imaging/magnetic resonance venography of the orbits and brain revealed a dilated left superior ophthalmic vein with absence of flow but no clearly discernible orbital abscess...
May 5, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480108/fungal-brain-abscess-caused-by-black-mold-cladophialophora-bantiana-a-case-report-of-successful-treatment-with-an-emphasis-on-how-fungal-brain-abscess-may-be-different-from-bacterial-brain-abscess
#13
Zaid Aljuboori, Rob Hruska, Alae Yaseen, Forest Arnold, Barbara Wojda, Haring Nauta
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system infection with Cladophialophora bantiana (Black Mold) is rare. It carries a high mortality rate, that is more than 70%, despite multimodal therapy. CASE DESCRIPTION: We present a rare case of "black mold" fungal brain abscess that was successfully treated with good patient outcome. The case is unusual because there were two fungal brain abscesses located bilaterally symmetrically in the mesial frontal lobes, and the response to different treatment strategies was well documented by over 25 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480106/systemic-sclerosis-associated-with-colliquative-necrosis-in-the-cerebellum
#14
Alessandro Ricci, Hambra Di Vitantonio, Danilo De Paulis, Mattia Del Maestro, Soheila Raysi Dehcordi, Domenico Murrone, Gino Coletti, Giuseppe Calvisi, Renato Juan Galzio
BACKGROUND: The scleroderma is a complex autoimmune collagen disorder that can affect many organs simultaneously, as it occurs in the systemic sclerosis (SS), or only the skin, as it occurs in the localized scleroderma (LS). The neurological presentation is extremely uncommon, and even more uncommon are the symptoms of the scleroderma in the cerebellum. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 56-year-old male with cerebellar lesions mimicking a brain abscess. After surgical excision, the histopathological diagnosis deposed for an ischemic necrosis caused by a vasculopathy...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28478966/a-rare-case-of-multiple-brain-abscess-and-probably-disseminated-phaeohyphomycosis-due-to-cladophialophora-bantiana-in-an-immunosuppressed-individual-from-india
#15
S Lahiri Mukhopadhyay, A Mahadevan, V H Bahubali, R Dawn Bharath, A R Prabhuraj, S Maji, N Siddaiah
Cladophialophora bantiana, a dematiaceous neurotropic mold causes rare and lethal brain abscess, commonly in immunocompetent hosts. We report a rare and probably a case of disseminated infection with this black mold in an immunosuppressed individual from India. A 55-year-old diabetic male presented with severe headache, blurred-vision, behavioural abnormalities, eye-pain and ear-discharge. He was undergoing treatment for hypertension, prostatomegaly and obstructive pulmonary disease. He was on steroids for the past six years for uveitis...
May 3, 2017: Journal de Mycologie Médicale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458992/effects-of-acute-toluene-toxicity-on-different-regions-of-rabbit-brain
#16
Mehmet Demır, Mustafa Cicek, Nadire Eser, Atila Yoldaş, Turgay Sısman
The acute phase effects of toluene on the brain have been investigated in this study using rabbit brain via histopathological, immunohistochemical, and biochemical methods. A total of 20 male rabbits were used as control and experimental groups. Moreover, nerve growth factor (NGF), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), dopamine (DA), and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) tests were performed in order to designate the severity of the biochemical damage. In the biochemical evaluation of the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, hypothalamus, substantia nigra, and entorhinal cortex, the TNF-alpha levels in the brain were found to be significantly higher than in the control group...
2017: Analytical Cellular Pathology (Amsterdam)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28452700/presentation-workup-and-management-of-penetrating-transorbital-and-transnasal-injuries-a-case-report-and-systematic-review
#17
Saied Ghadersohi, Elisabeth H Ference, Kara Detwiller, Robert C Kern
BACKGROUND: A foreign body (FB) penetrating intracranially after passing transorbitally or transnasally is a rare occurrence. However, otolaryngologists are increasingly being asked to participate in the care of these patients for both endoscopic removal of the object and repair of any skull base defects. OBJECTIVE: To assess the presentation, workup, and management of transnasal or transorbital penetrating FB injury. METHODS: Systematic review of the presentation, workup, and management of transnasal or transorbital penetrating FB injury; plus, a case report of a 53-year-old woman with a transorbital penetrating rose bush branch...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Rhinology & Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443599/a-pott-s-puffy-tumor-associated-with-epidural-cutaneous-fistula-and-epidural-abscess-case-report
#18
Aleksandar Perić, Milanko Milojević, Dražen Ivetić
BACKGROUND: Pott's puffy tumor is characterized by a fluctuate swelling of the frontal region as a result of osteomyelitis of the frontal bone. This inflammatory lesion may propagate endocranially resulting in acute meningitis, epidural abscess, subdural empyema, cavernous sinus trombophlebitis, cerebritis, and frontal lobe abscess of the brain. CASE REPORT: We present an unusual case of a 33-year-old man suffering from the Pott's puffy tumor whose condition was further complicated by a draining epidural-cutaneous fistula and an epidural abscess...
April 13, 2017: Balkan Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439202/a-rare-complication-of-esophageal-dilatation-brain-abscess
#19
Nagehan Aslan, Esra Sesli, Tuba Koca, Nilgün Şenol, Mustafa Akçam
Brain abscess is an uncommon serious disease, which has been reported as a rare complication of repeated esophageal dilations; however, routine periprocedural antibiotic prophylaxis is not currently recommended. Herein, we present a brain abscess that developed after esophageal dilatation for the treatment of induced caustic esophageal strictures. The clinical presentation is non-specific, the most reported signs are high fever and neurologic findings. Cases have been reported in the literature in adult and pediatric patients...
March 2017: Türk Pediatri Arşivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419015/an-unanticipated-complication-of-atopic-dermatitis
#20
Megan E MacGillivray, Loretta Fiorillo
An infant with a history of atopic dermatitis presented to the emergency department on 5 occasions with flulike symptoms. Eventually, this child presented with signs of infection and increased intracranial pressure: fever, bulging anterior fontanel, and leukocytosis. A computed tomography scan identified a large frontal lobe brain abscess. The abscess was surgically drained; culture was positive for Staphylococcus aureus. The initial source of the infected brain abscess was explored. Ultimately, it was thought to be secondary to impetiginized atopic dermatitis, an unusual but serious consequence of a common skin condition...
April 18, 2017: Pediatric Emergency Care
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