Document Detail

Intraventricular amphotericin for absidiomycosis in an immunocompetent child.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20354249     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Brain abscesses are uncommon in children. We report a 3-year-old, previously healthy and immunocompetent boy, with an Absidia brain abscess. He presented with decreased sensorium and status epilepticus. The brain abscess was detected using cranial computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, and the diagnosis was confirmed with pus and brain tissue cultures. The patient responded to surgical drainage with concomitant intravenous and intraventricular amphotericin B.
L L Y Tsung; X L Zhu; W C W Chu; D T F Sun; K L Cheung; T F Leung
Related Documents :
25427729 - Surveillance and diagnostic algorithm for hepatocellular carcinoma proposed by the live...
12213359 - Hemoptysis demonstrated on tc99m-sulfur colloid scanning: a rare complication of amoebi...
19320409 - Computed tomography study of complicated bacterial meningitis.
9890189 - Mr image and ct scan of a tuberculous abscess in the gluteus maximus muscle.
17268709 - Infarction of spleen in typhoid fever.
6227439 - Computerized tomography of pelvic osteomyelitis in patients with spinal cord injuries.
9570879 - Temporal lobe asymmetry and dyslexia: an in vivo study using mri.
21333979 - Distinction between the literal and intended meanings of sentences: a functional magnet...
23881349 - A radiological classification system for talocalcaneal coalition based on a multi-plana...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1024-2708     ISO Abbreviation:  Hong Kong Med J     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-31     Completed Date:  2010-06-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9512509     Medline TA:  Hong Kong Med J     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  137-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin, Hong Kong.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Absidia / isolation & purification
Amphotericin B / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Antifungal Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Brain Abscess / diagnosis,  microbiology,  therapy*
Child, Preschool
Drainage / methods
Injections, Intraventricular
Mucormycosis / drug therapy*,  microbiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antifungal Agents; 1397-89-3/Amphotericin B

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Laparoscopic management of three rare types of ectopic pregnancy.
Next Document:  Mammary angiosarcoma in two patients at either end of the age spectrum.