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Salmonella brain abscess in a patient on chronic azathioprine therapy for myasthenia gravis: report of an unusual case and review of literature in the postantibiotic era.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20047514     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Focal intracranial infections caused by Salmonella species in adults are exceedingly uncommon. Structural brain injury with coexisting immunocompromised status appears to predispose adults to this rare manifestation of Salmonella infection. We report a case of Salmonella brain abscess in a patient with myasthenia gravis on chronic azathioprine therapy without any prior structural brain lesion. We reviewed world literature and discuss their analysis of Salmonella brain abscess in adult population in the postantibiotic era.
Chetan R Soni; Gyanendra Kumar; Pradeep C Bollu; Pradeep Sahota; N Scott Litofsky
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurovirology     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1538-2443     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurovirol.     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-03     Completed Date:  2010-06-01     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508123     Medline TA:  J Neurovirol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-92     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mason Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65212, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abscess / microbiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Anti-Infective Agents / administration & dosage
Azathioprine / administration & dosage*
Brain / microbiology*,  pathology,  radiography
Ciprofloxacin / administration & dosage
Drug Administration Schedule
Headache / etiology
Immunosuppressive Agents / administration & dosage*
Metronidazole / administration & dosage
Middle Aged
Myasthenia Gravis / complications*,  drug therapy
Salmonella / drug effects*
Salmonella Infections / drug therapy,  etiology*,  physiopathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents; 0/Immunosuppressive Agents; 443-48-1/Metronidazole; 446-86-6/Azathioprine; 85721-33-1/Ciprofloxacin

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