MULTIPLE BRAIN ABSCESSES IN A YOUNG INFANT WITH NO APPARENT RISK FACTORS

Jayashree Nadkarni, Debashish Biswas

Abstract


One of the most common predisposing factors for brain abscess in childhood is cyanotic congenital heart disease with right to left shunt. Here, we present a case of a 6 months old male child who was admitted with complains of fever, increasing head size and one episode of abnormal movements of all 4 limbs. The patient was initially suspected to have hydrocephalus but eventually diagnosed as brain abscess without any underlying congenital cyanotic heart diseases.


Keywords


Brain Abscess, infant, Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease, communicating hydrocephalus, staphylococcus aureus, cerebritis,

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