Actinomycosis is a bacterial infection that affects chiefly the cervico-oro-facial area, the abdomen and lungs. From these sites it may sometimes spread to the central nervous system. Extremely rare, and controversial, is the possibility of a primary infection of the central nervous system. We report an odd case of apparently primary brain abscess caused by Actinomyces israeli and review the literature.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Zentralblatt fur Neurochirurgie|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology