Intracranial actinomycosis in juvenile patients: Case report and review of the literature

Fabrizio Puzzilli, Maurizio Salvati, Andrea Ruggeri, Antonino Raco, Roberto Bristot, Stefano Bastianello, Pierpaolo Lunardi

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Abstract

A case of actinomycotic brain infection in a juvenile patient is described. Cases of actinomycosis affecting the head and neck are rare, particularly in juvenile patients. In this case complete resolution of the infection was achieved by means of surgical treatment and prolonged antibiotic therapy. The authors emphasize the importance of a combined approach for treatment of this unusual brain infection and stress the difficulties involved in the diagnosis of this pathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)463-466
Number of pages4
JournalChild's Nervous System
Volume14
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1998

Keywords

  • Actinomyces
  • Actinomycosis
  • Antibiotics
  • Brain abscess
  • Brain infection
  • Juvenile patient
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Clinical Neurology

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