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Prevotella brain abscesses and stroke following dental extraction in a young patient: a case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  25130130     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A brain abscess is a life-threatening infection. There are few reports describing Prevotella bacteremia with middle cerebral artery (MCA) occlusion and brain abscess following dental extraction in the literature. We herein describe a 32-year-old healthy man who experienced headache after tooth extraction. He was not correctly diagnosed until he experienced a stroke and a blood culture revealed Prevotella denticola weeks later. This case and our detailed review of related cases highlight the importance of thorough medical history-taking and clinical evaluations. Brain abscess formation should be considered in previously healthy patients with fever, stroke, and a recent history of tooth extraction.
Authors:
Pin-Chieh Wu; Ming-Shium Tu; Po-Hsiang Lin; Yao-Shen Chen; Hung-Chin Tsai
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2014-08-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal medicine (Tokyo, Japan)     Volume:  53     ISSN:  1349-7235     ISO Abbreviation:  Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  2014  
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Created Date:  2014-08-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9204241     Medline TA:  Intern Med     Country:  Japan    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1881-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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