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Pyogenic brain abscess following haematogenous seeding of a thalamic haemorrhage


We report the rare occurrence of a pyogenic brain abscess at the site of a preceding intracerebral haemorrhage in a 58-year-old man. The diagnosis was based on clinical observations, isolation of Staphylococcus aureus from blood cultures, and characteristic cerebrospinal fluid and cerebral computed tomography findings. The patient had a favourable response to antibiotic therapy.

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Nowak, D.A., Rodiek, SO. & Topka, H. Pyogenic brain abscess following haematogenous seeding of a thalamic haemorrhage. Neuroradiology 45, 157–159 (2003).

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  • Brain abscess
  • Intracerebral haemorrhage
  • Computed tomography