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ACTINOMYCOSIS OF THE BRAIN; CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14139990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The available world literature (since Friedman's and Levy's comprehensive report in 1937) regarding actinomycosis of the central nervous system is reviewed. Only cases proved by culture were included in this analysis. A total of 17 cases was collected and an additional patient with this entity is described.The important differences between actinomycosis and nocardiosis are discussed. A definite diagnosis of actinomycosis was possible only when anaerobic cultures of cerebrospinal fluid or material obtained from a brain abscess yielded colonies of typical Actinomyces organisms. The characteristic result of infection of the brain by this fungus was abscess formation, and this occurred in all except one of the cases reviewed. Penicillin appears to be the drug of choice in treatment and, where possible, surgical excision of the cerebral abscess should be undertaken.
Authors:
C F BOLTON; E M ASHENHURST
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian Medical Association journal     Volume:  90     ISSN:  0008-4409     ISO Abbreviation:  Can Med Assoc J     Publication Date:  1964 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1964-08-01     Completed Date:  1996-12-01     Revised Date:  2010-06-22    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414110     Medline TA:  Can Med Assoc J     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  922-8     Citation Subset:  OM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Actinomycosis*
Adolescent*
Brain Diseases*
Cerebral Angiography*
Chloramphenicol*
Electroencephalography*
Meninges*
Neurosurgery*
Penicillin G Procaine*
Penicillins*
Sulfadiazine*
Tetracycline*
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Penicillins; 56-75-7/Chloramphenicol; 60-54-8/Tetracycline; 6130-64-9/Penicillin G Procaine; 68-35-9/Sulfadiazine
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