Title

Polymicrobial cerebral abscess in a child with uncorrected tetralogy of fallot

Document Type

Report

Department

Pathology and Microbiology

Abstract

Aggregatibacter aphrophilus and Beta haemolytic Streptococci Lancefield group F are part of the normal oral flora and are known to cause endocarditis, sinusitis, empyema, meningitis and septic arthritis. They are now emerging as a cause of brain abscess particularly in patients with congenital heart diseases. We report a case of a 10-year-old boy with Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), who presented with fever, headache and drowsiness. Culture yielded the growth of Aggregatibacter aphrophilus and Beta hemolytic streptococci Lancefield group F. He became clinically stable after treatment with ceftriaxone.

Publication

JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association

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