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Clostridial brain abscesses.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7718165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Ten patients with clostridial abscesses of the brain are presented. Despite the presence of gas within the cerebral hemispheres and Clostridium welchii cultured from the pus obtained, the outcome of all patients managed with burrhole aspiration of the abscess was good. There were no deaths and eight of the ten patients had no residual deficit. Clostridial infections of the brain, unlike those of the soft tissues of the body, have a good outcome with conservative surgery and appropriate antibiotics.
Authors:
Z Domingo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0268-8697     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Neurosurg     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-25     Completed Date:  1995-05-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8800054     Medline TA:  Br J Neurosurg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  691-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurosurgery, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Brain Abscess / drug therapy,  etiology*,  radiography
Clostridium perfringens / pathogenicity*
Gas Gangrene
Humans
Male
Treatment Outcome
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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