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Brain abscess and psychosis as a complication of a halo orthosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7668959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The halo vest orthosis is commonly used for stabilization after cervical spinal cord injury. Well-documented complications of halo use include skin breakdown, pin loosening, and loss of reduction. Brain abscess associated with halo use has been rarely reported. A case of a 23-year-old man is presented with spinal cord injury and halo stabilization. He developed extreme agitation and psychosis. Diagnostic imaging showed a brain abscess. After treatment for the abscess, his behavioral symptoms resolved. This article reviews the halo orthosis, its possible complications, and its routine management. Early recognition of important signs of symptoms in patients with halos as possible indicators of brain abscess is emphasized.
D Rosenblum; V Ehrlich
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  1995 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-11     Completed Date:  1995-10-11     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  865-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Gaylord Hospital, Wallingford, CT 06492, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Abscess / diagnosis,  etiology*
Equipment Failure
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Orthotic Devices / adverse effects*
Psychotic Disorders / etiology*
Spinal Cord Injuries / therapy

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