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Etiological data on cerebral abscesses.
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PMID:  7048813     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors stress the particular value of the bacteriological examination of the contents of cerebral abscesses. A homogeneous series of 188 cases is presented, of cerebral abscesses diagnosed between 1970 and 1979 in The Neurosurgical Clinic of Bucharest and etiological aspects are discussed in connection with 172 cases in which bacteriological investigations have been performed. In 131 of the patients the abscess contained a single strain of bacteria, in 13 other cases there were polymicrobial abscesses, and in 28 cases of cultures remained sterile. The preponderance of the gram-negative flora in these cases is stressed. Finally, the authors make a detailed description of the correlation between the etiology and the pathogenic, anatomic, evolutive and prognostic aspects of cerebral abscesses.
C Arseni; A V Ciurea
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zentralblatt für Neurochirurgie     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0044-4251     ISO Abbreviation:  Zentralbl. Neurochir.     Publication Date:  1982  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-09-10     Completed Date:  1982-09-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0413646     Medline TA:  Zentralbl Neurochir     Country:  GERMANY, EAST    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacteria / isolation & purification
Bacterial Infections / microbiology
Bacteriological Techniques
Brain Abscess / microbiology*,  surgery

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