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The treatment and outcome of intracranial infections of otogenic origin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3379657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Of 1321 patients with intracranial (IC) infection studied, the infection occurred as a direct result of middle ear disease in 36 (3%). The presenting clinical symptoms were those of diffuse meningeal irritation in 23 and of localized infection in the remaining 13. In the 23 patients with diffuse meningitis, the IC infection followed Acute Suppurative Otitis Media (ASOM) in only four and followed Chronic Suppurative Otitis Media (CSOM) in the remaining 19. Five of these 23 patients died soon after admission as their general condition was very severe. The final diagnosis in the 13 patients with localized meningeal inflammation was, brain abscess in seven, extradural abscess in four, lateral sinus thrombosis in two. All these patients underwent surgery, and except for one patient who died 3 days post-operative all recovered without sequelae.
R G Habib; N I Girgis; A H Abu el Ella; Z Farid; J Woody
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0022-5304     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trop Med Hyg     Publication Date:  1988 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-07-28     Completed Date:  1988-07-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0406044     Medline TA:  J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  83-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
US Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3, Cairo, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Abscess / etiology
Brain Diseases / etiology*,  surgery
Child, Preschool
Infection / etiology*
Meningitis / etiology
Middle Aged
Otitis Media / complications*
Otitis Media, Suppurative / complications*
Sinus Thrombosis, Intracranial / etiology

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