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Unsuspected polymicrobial brain abscess arising from an intra-abdominal source in a patient with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20622729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The unusual and unprecedented occurrence of a patient with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) and a polymicrobial abscess with three different organisms, including fungi, is reported. The patient was a 48-year-old woman with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and HHT who was brought to the hospital after a motor vehicle accident with altered mental status. Computed tomography did not reveal evidence of acute brain injury but showed a left frontal brain abscess. The patient underwent neurosurgical drainage of the abscess. On culture the abscess yielded methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus intermedius, and Candida guilliermondii.
Melina Diaz; Jose Cuellar; Paula A Valencia-Rey; John F Fisher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  103     ISSN:  1541-8243     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-03     Completed Date:  2010-08-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  842-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Section of Infectious Diseases, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA 30912-3130, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Abscess / etiology*,  microbiology
Candidiasis / etiology,  microbiology
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Middle Aged
Staphylococcal Infections / etiology,  microbiology
Streptococcal Infections / etiology,  microbiology
Streptococcus intermedius
Telangiectasia, Hereditary Hemorrhagic / complications*,  microbiology

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