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Rare Case of Pyogenic Brain Abscess after Transarterial Chemoembolization in a Patient with Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Case Report and Literature Review

Myeong JH, Yoo JJ, Kim SG, Kim YS

Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a useful treatment option for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). TACE can particularly be used as a treatment for localized HCC, where surgical resection is impossible due to...
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A Case of Brain Abscess due to Parvimonas micra in a Healthy Child without Dental Disease

Lee SY, Roh TH, Jung HJ

Parvimonas micra is a non-spore-forming anaerobic gram-positive coccus and a known commensal of the skin, gums, vagina, and gastrointestinal tract. It is rarely associated with severe infections, which typically follow...
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Klebsiella pneumoniae Brain Abscess and Endophthalmitis after Acute Epiglottitis

Yim SH, Kim Y, Hong JY, Na SJ

Klebsiella pneumoniae is an unusual cause of brain abscess. Among the few cases of Klebsiella pneumoniae brain abscess that have been reported, most were associated with another underlying primary focus...
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Concomitant Liver and Brain Abscesses Caused by Parvimonas Micra

Kim EY, Baek YH, Jung DS, Woo KS

Anaerobic infections have been reported to be responsible for 3–10% of pyogenic liver abscesses in Korea, and reported anaerobes include Fusobacterium, Bacillus fragilis, and Bacteroides melaninogenicus. Parvimonas micra is an...
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Multiple brain abscesses treated by extraction of the maxillary molars with chronic apical lesion to remove the source of infection

Jung KH, Ro SS, Lee SW, Jeon JY, Park CJ, Hwang KG

BACKGROUND: Brain abscess is a life-threatening condition that occurs due to complications during a neurosurgical procedure, direct cranial trauma, or the presence of local or distal infection. Infection in the...
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Brain Abscess Showing a Lack of Restricted Diffusion and Successfully Treated with Linezolid

Kim JH, Park SP, Moon BG, Kim DR

A 59-year-old patient with a history of hepatocellular carcinoma presented with decreased consciousness and left hemiparesis. A rim-enhanced mass lesion without diffusion restriction was observed in contrast-enhanced MRI including diffusion-weighted...
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Case of Rickettsia typhi-induced Brain Abscess Mimicking Brain Tumor

Jang Y, Moon J, Jun JS, Kim TJ, Park KI, Lee ST, Jung KH, Lee SK, Chu K

Murine typhus is one of the most prevalent rickettsial infections in the world, caused by the bacterial genus Rickettsia. Though the disease manifests a relatively benign clinical course with fever,...
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Case Report of Neonatal Proteus mirabilis Meningitis and Brain Abscess with Negative Initial Image Finding: Consideration of Serial Imaging Studies

Chung MH, Kim G, Han A, Lee J

Proteus mirabilis (P. mirabilis) meningitis in a neonate is rare, but its recognition is important because the disease progresses rapidly and has poor prognosis. A 4-day-old premature female infant born...
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Brain Abscess Caused by Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci

Lee S, Ha SW, Yun UK, Whang IH, Han SW, Kim SM, Yang Y, Han JH, Oh I, Kim CK

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A Case of Incidentally Discovered Multiple Disseminated Fungal Brain Abscess in Asymptomatic Very Low Birth Weight Infant

Chae MH, Park SK, Jeong JY, Kim DH, Cho SM, Kim HS

Neonatal brain abscess is a very rare disease. Despite improvement of survival rate of premature infants due to the development of neonatal intensive therapy, it is still one of the...
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Brain Abscesses Associated with Asymptomatic Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistulas

Nam TK, Park YS, Kwon JT

Brain abscess commonly occurs secondary to an adjacent infection (mostly in the middle ear or paranasal sinuses) or due to hematogenous spread from a distant infection or trauma. Pulmonary arteriovenous...
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Tumor-like Presentation of Tubercular Brain Abscess: Case Report

Karki DB, Gurung G, Sharma MR, Shrestha R, Sayami G, Sedain G, Shrestha A, Ghimire RK

A 17-year-old girl presented with complaints of headache and decreasing vision of one month's duration, without any history of fever, weight loss, or any evidence of an immuno-compromised state. Her...
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A Case of Disseminated Infection due to Actinomyces meyeri Involving Lung and Brain

Park HJ, Park KH, Kim SH, Sung H, Choi SH, Kim YS, Woo JH, Lee SO

Actinomyces meyeri is rarely isolated in cases of actinomycosis. The identification of A. meyeri had historically been difficult and unreliable. With the recent development of 16S ribosomal RNA (16S rRNA)...
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Cerebral Phaeohyphomycosis: A Rare Cause of Brain Abscess

Jung NY, Kim E

Cerebral phaeohyphomycosis (CP) is a very rare but serious form of central nervous system fungal infection that is caused by dematiaceous fungi. It is commonly associated with poor prognosis irrespective...
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Drastic Therapy for Listerial Brain Abscess Involving Combined Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Antimicrobial Agents

Nakahara K, Yamashita , Ideo K, Shindo S, Suga T, Ueda A, Honda S, Hirahara T, Watanabe M, Yamashita , Maeda Y, Yonemochi , Takita T, Ando Y

BACKGROUND: Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) is a rare causative pathogen of brain abscess that is often found in immunocompromised patients. Although patients with supratentorial listerial abscesses showed a longer survival...
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A Case of Otogenic Brain Abscess Causing Loss of Consciousness

Kwak MK, Chung JH, Lee SH, Park CW

Acute or chronic otitis media can cause intracranial complications, one of the most serious being brain abscess. Empirical antibiotic treatment and proper surgical management should be considered to avoid fatal...
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A Case of Invasive Fungal Otitis Media Progressed to Brain Abscess

Ko JS, Park IS, Ahn SK, Hur DG

Although invasive fungal infections of the paranasal sinuses have been well described in immunocompromised patients, those affecting the ear and temporal bone are uncommon. For these diseases, early suspicion and...
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Risk Factors Associated with Poor Outcomes in Patients with Brain Abscesses

Ko SJ, Park KJ, Park DH, Kang SH, Park JY, Chung YG

OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to describe the clinical characteristics, treatment outcomes, and prognostic factors in patients with brain abscesses treated in a single institute during a recent...
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Brain abscess due to odontogenic infection: a case report

Park SY, Suh DW, Park CM, Oh MS, Lee DK

  • KMID: 2328644
  • J Korean Assoc Oral Maxillofac Surg.
  • 2014 Jun;40(3):147-151.
In this report, we describe a case of brain abscess due to odontogenic infection. A 53-year-old female who had been suffering from headache and trismus for two weeks visited the...
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A Case of Temporal Lobe Abscess Following Mastoidectomy

Goh JY, Park CH, Lee IW, Oh SJ

We report a case of complicated temporal lobe abscess following mastoidectomy. The patient complained of a headache after surgery, however, he was discharged as his symptom was considered to be...
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