Title

Gas-producing brain abscess

Document Type

Report

Department

Neurosurgery

Abstract

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.

Publication

Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan

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