A Pneumococcal Brain Abscess:
A Case Report
Dr. Rashmi Belodu,
212 Chitramala, Jayanagar I Block East, Bangalore-560011, Karnataka, India.
Phone: 9480129963, 9448986890, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
A brain abscess which is caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae is a rare entity. Here, we have described a gentle man who presented with the signs and symptoms of a mass lesion which was localized to the temporal lobe. The clinical examination and computerized tomography revealed the diagnosis of a temporal abscess. The loculated mass was tapped and it was sent for histopathology, which confirmed the presence of an organizing abscess. A laboratory investigation of the pus revealed Streptococcus pneumoniae. The treatment included total excision and the administration of prolonged antibiotics, which led to a good outcome in the patient.