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Management of Patient with Brain Abscess

  • Suman RajagopalanEmail author
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Abstract

A 24-year-old female with chronic otitis media presents to the emergency department with fever, headache, and vomiting for 2 days and an episode of generalized tonic-clonic seizure an hour ago. Her examination showed normal consciousness, weight 54 kg, heart rate of 96 beats/min, blood pressure of 128/80 mmHg, respiratory rate of 20 breaths/min, and SpO2 of 98% in room air. Computed tomography of the brain revealed a 3 cm × 2.6 cm space-occupying lesion in the frontal region of the brain that was consistent with brain abscess.

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Suggested Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Trauma Anesthesia Division, Department of AnesthesiologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA

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