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brain abscess in pediatric

Türkan Aydın Teke, Ayşe Kaman, Zeynep Gökçe Gayretli Aydın, Sema Apaydın, Çiğdem Genç Sel, Erkut Baha Bulduk, Saliha Kanık Yüksek, Kader Karlı Oğuz, Gönül Tanır
Neurocysticercosis is a parasitic infection of the central nervous system caused by the larval stage of Taenia solium. Although this zoonotic infection is one of the major public health problems in some developing countries, it is extremely rare in Turkey. In this article, we present the case of a pediatric patient with neurocysticercosis who was misdiagnosed with brain abscess because of focal seizures in another hospital.
December 2017: Türkiye Parazitolojii Dergisi
Zumrut Sahbudak Bal, Cenk Eraslan, Elif Bolat, Gulhadiye Avcu, Nilgun Kultursay, Ferda Ozkinay, Zafer Kurugol, Fadil Vardar
Brain abscess is a rare disease in childhood requiring prompt medical and/or surgical treatment. The objective was to review presentation, management, and outcome of brain abscess in children. We reviewed the clinical and radiological features and outcomes of 18 children (10 females, 8 males), with a median age of 48 months (range 1-182), that presented with brain abscesses and admitted to a tertiary pediatric infectious department between December 2010 and January 2017. One (5.5%) patient underwent craniotomy and 14 (77...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
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
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
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
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
Jason Schweitzer, Christine James, Willough Jenkins, Michael I Reiff, Martin T Stein
A 5-year-old nonverbal child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was admitted to inpatient pediatrics with new onset agitation and self-injurious behavior. His parents described him as a pleasant child without previous episodes of self-injury. Four days before admission, the parents noted new irritability followed by 2 days of self-injury to the face without clear precipitant. His hitting intensified with closed fist to face, and he required parental physical restraint to prevent further injury. Car rides and ibuprofen provided only temporary relief...
February 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
G J Palagallo, S R McWilliams, L A Sekarski, A Sharma, M S Goyal, A J White
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Brain AVM, cerebral abscess, and ischemic stroke are among the well known neurologic manifestations of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. However, recently reported data suggest an additional association with malformations of cortical development. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of malformations of cortical development in a population of pediatric patients with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of brain MRIs from 116 pediatric patients was performed...
February 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Manolya Acar, Murat Sutcu, Hacer Akturk, Aygozel Muradova, Selda Hancerli-Torun, Nuran Salman, Mine Caliskan, Nail Izgi, Ayper Somer
AIM: To evaluate the neurological outcomes of children diagnosed with brain abscesses in the early post-treatment period. MATERIAL AND METHODS: This study was a retrospective analysis of pediatric brain abscess patients between January 2000 and December 2015 during a 16 years period. Patients were divided into two groups according to their outcome at the end of the treatment. The patients with good outcome were the ones without any neurological sequelae (GOS score 5)...
October 17, 2016: Turkish Neurosurgery
Jason Schweitzer, Christine James, Willough Jenkins, Michael I Reiff, Martin T Stein
A 5-year-old nonverbal child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) was admitted to inpatient pediatrics with new onset agitation and self-injurious behavior. His parents described him as a pleasant child without previous episodes of self-injury. Four days before admission, the parents noted new irritability followed by 2 days of self-injury to the face without clear precipitant. His hitting intensified with closed fist to face, and he required parental physical restraint to prevent further injury. Car rides and ibuprofen provided only temporary relief...
September 2016: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
Collin C John, Ashley Jenkins, Hilary Morley
Brain abscesses, while a fairly rare occurrence in the pediatric population, can be associated with significant morbidity and mortality. Staphylococcus aureus is a rare cause of intracranial abscess that is generally seen in pediatric patients who have had traumatic injury or neurosurgical intervention. We present the case of a 6-month-old patient who was found to have a large brain abscess secondary to methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), despite no clear precipitating factors. She underwent percutaneous drainage and IV antibiotic treatment with gradual recovery but as-of-yet undetermined developmental sequelae...
March 2016: West Virginia Medical Journal
Georgeta Ligia Stănescu, Ramona Mihaela NedelcuŢă, Dalia Dop, Radu Diaconu, Gigi Călin, Elena Carmen Niculescu, Cristian Gheonea, Radu Stănescu, Liliana Anghelina, Mihail Relu Stănescu
We present a case of brain abscess necroptically discovered in a 2-year-old child hospitalized in the Pediatrics Clinic of the "Filantropia" Municipal Hospital, Craiova, Romania. The family, with a poor financial situation, reports previous episodes that may be interpreted as comitial crises. Clinically speaking, he presents a height-weight hypertrophia, vitamin D loss rickets, and psychomotor retardation. At the objective examination, we found a weight of 10 500 g (!), second and third degree mesocardiac systolic beat and cardiomegaly in the thorax-cardiac-pulmonary X-ray examination...
2015: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
Ju-Hwi Kim, Tae-Young Jung, Seung-Hoon Jung, Kyung-Hwa Lee, Seul-Kee Kim
PURPOSE: We report a rare case of brainstem abscess with hemorrhage mimicking diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG). METHODS: A 7-month-old baby girl presented with lethargy and poor oral feeding. She had the mild fever for 1 month. Brain computed tomography revealed the hypodense lesion in the pons. Brain magnetic resonance images (MRI) showed around 1.4-cm-sized rim-enhanced mass with perilesional edema and internal hemorrhage in the pons. The cerebral blood volume was increased in the rim-enhanced area...
December 2015: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Abdulfettah Tumturk, Guldemet Kaya Ozcora, Ayse Kacar Bayram, Murat Kabaklioglu, Selim Doganay, Mehmet Canpolat, Hakan Gumus, Sefer Kumandas, Ekrem Unal, Ali Kurtsoy, Huseyin Per
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to investigate the spectrum of underlying disease in children with torticollis. METHODS: We investigated the spectrum of underlying disease and to evaluate the clinical features of the children presented with torticollis in the last 2 years. RESULTS: Of the 20 children (13 girls and 7 boys with the mean age of 8 years, ranging 2 months-12 years), eight of them have craniospinal pathologies (cerebellar tumors in three, exophytic brain stem glioma, eosinophilic granuloma of C2 vertebra, neuroenteric cyst of the spinal cord, Chiari type 3 malformation, arachnoid cysts causing brainstem compression, and cerebellar empyema), followed by osseous origin in five (congenital vertebral anomalies including hemivertebrae, blocked vertebra, and segmentation anomalies), two muscular torticollis (soft tissue inflammation due to subclavian artery catheterization, myositis ossificans with sternocleidomastoid muscle atrophy), and ocular (congenital cataract and microphthalmia), Sandifer syndrome, paroxysmal torticollis, retropharyngeal abscess each in one patients were detected...
September 2015: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Christopher M Bonfield, Julia Sharma, Simon Dobson
Intracranial infections in children are a relatively rare, but potentially severe condition. Because of the potential for rapid deterioration, timely diagnosis and treatment are necessary. These infections are categorized based on their intracranial location: epidural abscess, subdural empyema, and brain abscess. They largely arise from direct extension of adjacent infection, hematogenous seeding, or trauma. Clinical presentations of intracranial infections also vary. However, common signs and symptoms include headache, fever, nausea and vomiting, altered mental status, focal neurologic deficits, and seizures...
June 2015: Journal of Infection
Luciano L Furlanetti, Bernardo A Monaco, Joacir G Cordeiro, William Omar Contreras Lopez, Michael Trippel
INTRODUCTION: Stereotactic frame-based procedures proved to be precise, safe and are of widespread use among adult patients. Regarding pediatric patients few data is available, therefore the use of the stereotactic frame remains controversial in this population. This motivated us to report our experience in stereotactic procedures in the youngest patients and review the literature concerning this subject. METHODS: All frame-based procedures performed in patients younger than seven years in the University of Freiburg during the last 10 years were retrospectively analyzed and discussed under the light of the current literature...
March 2015: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
Adela M Isasmendi, José L Pinheiro, Natalia García Escudé, Adriana M Efrón, María A Moscoloni, Claudia M Hernández
We report a case of a brain abscess caused by Haemophilus influenzae type e in a 12 year-old patient suffering from Apert syndrome. Apert syndrome is characterized by the premature closure of cranial sutures. In 2010 the patient suffered head trauma in the frontal area with cranial fracture and a cerebrospinal fluid fistula. In February 2013 he was admitted to hospital with fever, vomiting and generalized tonic-clonic seizure with deteriorating mental status/progressive sensory impairment. The computerized axial tomographic scan showed a right frontal lesion, perilesional edema, mild ventricular dilatation and pansinusitis...
October 2014: Revista Argentina de Microbiología
Paola Giordano, Maria Sangerardi, Patrizia Suppressa, Patrizia Lastella, Ettore Attolini, Federica Valente, Maria L Fiorella, Gennaro M Lenato, Carlo Sabbà
BACKGROUND: A 17-year-old boy was referred to our center with a history of brain abscess (BA) recurring after 9 years. The patient reported 2 previous treatments for pulmonary arteriovenous malformations, sporadic nosebleeds, and familial history for epistaxis. Clinical investigations revealed arteriovenous malformations in lung, brain, and liver, as well as mucocutaneous telangiectases. A definite diagnosis of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia was made based on clinical criteria and confirmed by genetic analysis...
April 2015: Journal of Pediatric Hematology/oncology
Mehdi Chinbo, Amal Addebbous, Mariame Moutachakkir, Noureddine Rada, Mohamed Bouskraoui, Laila Chabaa, Nabila Soraa
Gemella haemolysans, a Gram positive cocci which are deemed to be the normal inhabitant of the mucous membranes of the oropharynx, has been recognized as a pathogen involved in abscess formation. The aim of this case report is to demonstrate that it is also involved in brain abscess in children. We report, to our knowledge, the first pediatric case of Gemella haemolysans brain abscess in an 11 years old child carrying a complex congenital heart disease (dextrocardia with single right ventricle) which evolved favorably under antibiotic therapy...
July 2014: Annales de Biologie Clinique
Franziska Niklewski, Athanasios K Petridis, Jasmin Al Hourani, Klaus Blaeser, Georgios Ntoulias, Andrej Bitter, Thorsten Rosenbaum, Martin Scholz
Subdural intracranial empyemas and brain abscesses are a rare complication of bacterial sinusitis. Pediatric parafalcine abscesses are a rare entity with different treatment compared with other brain abscesses. We present two pediatric cases with falcine abscess as a sinusitis complication and introduce our department's treatment management. In addition a review of literature is performed. Surgical cases of our department and their management are compared with the current literature. In our cases, both of the children showed a recurrent empyema after the first surgical treatment and antibiotic therapy...
2013: Journal of Surgical Case Reports
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