Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
 
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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 434-437

A series of enterococcal brain abscesses


1 Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Dhaval P Shukla
Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru - 560 029, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0976-3147.158774

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Background: Neurosurgeons in developing countries come across brain abscess frequently, but Enterococcus as a cause of abscess is rare. Aims: To describe clinical profile and treatment of a series of patients with enterococcal brain abscess. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed microbiological records of patients with brain abscess to identify Enterococcus as a causative organism. Results: 12 patients (nine males) were diagnosed to have enterococcal brain abscess. All were due to E. species. All were due to E. species. Conclusions: The clinical feature and management are not different from other etiological agents. The prognosis of enterococcal brain abscess is more favourable than bacteremia.


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