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Parietal lobe abscess after routine periodontal recall therapy. Report of a case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2182824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This paper reports on a case of a 70-year-old physician diagnosed with a parietal lobe abscess following such treatment. After stereotactic biopsy and drainage and a 6-week course of intravenous antibiotic treatment, the patient recovered with minimal neurologic deficits. Although brain abscesses are not commonly encountered in practice, clinicians must be aware of the potential virulence of the anaerobic components of the periodontal pocket and the possibility of resulting systemic infection, which can produce a life-threatening situation.
W C Andersen; H L Horton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of periodontology     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0022-3492     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Periodontol.     Publication Date:  1990 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-05-18     Completed Date:  1990-05-18     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8000345     Medline TA:  J Periodontol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-7     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Abscess / etiology*
Dental Scaling / adverse effects
Focal Infection, Dental / complications*
Fusobacterium Infections
Parietal Lobe*
Periodontal Diseases / complications*,  prevention & control
Subgingival Curettage / adverse effects
Tooth Root / surgery

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