Journal of Global Infectious Diseases

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2010  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67--69

Enterococcal cerebellopontine angle abscess in a 12-year-old female


Alka Sonavane, Vasant Baradkar, Simit Kumar 
 Department of Microbiology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 002, India

Correspondence Address:
Vasant Baradkar
Department of Microbiology, Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai - 400 002
India

Despite advances in imaging and antibiotic treatment, brain abscess is still encountered occasionally. Various aerobic and anaerobic bacteria have been reported as causative agents of brain abscess but only a few cases of enterococcal brain abscesses have been reported. Here we report a case of brain abscess in a 12-year-old female patient, who presented with a history of fever, chills, headache, convulsions since seven days and history of altered sensorium and aphasia since the last two days . The patient had chronic suppurative otitis media of both ears following trauma and presented with ear discharge. The diagnosis of brain abscess was done by computerized tomography scan and the pus was aspirated by left suboccipital burr hole operation. Enterococcus species was cultured from the aspirated pus sample. The patient responded to surgical drainage and antibiotic treatment.


How to cite this article:
Sonavane A, Baradkar V, Kumar S. Enterococcal cerebellopontine angle abscess in a 12-year-old female.J Global Infect Dis 2010;2:67-69


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Sonavane A, Baradkar V, Kumar S. Enterococcal cerebellopontine angle abscess in a 12-year-old female. J Global Infect Dis [serial online] 2010 [cited 2019 Dec 8 ];2:67-69
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