A case of a known psychiatric patient who presented with rapid neurological deterioration is reported. Neuroimaging revealed a gas-producing brain abscess in left parietal lobe with a contiguous focus of infection in the adjacent bone and scalp initiated by obsessive scalp scratching. On complete surgical excision of abscess, followed by culture-based antibiotic therapy, a good neurological recovery was achieved with minimal residual deficits at follow-up.
Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP
Siddiqui, A. A.,
Chishti, K. N.
(2005). Gas-producing brain abscess. Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons--Pakistan : JCPSP, 15(3), 176-177.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pakistan_fhs_mc_surg_neurosurg/131