A Case of Brain Abscess due to Serratia Marcescens Yukio IKEDA 1 , Hiroshi HIGUCHI 1 , Kazuomi YAMAKAWA 1 , Kouzo YAJIMA 1 , Shozo NAKAZAWA 1 1Department of Neurosurgery, Nippon Medical School Keyword: Brain abscess , Serratia marcescens pp.709-714
Published Date 1979/7/10
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1436201014
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Gram-negative bacilli infection has recently increased in number in the neurosurgical field and it is caused by suppression of the host's immunity which is brought by the use of cephalosporins and steroid etc. A case of brain abscess due to serratia marcescens in a twenty-year-old female is reported. The patient was admitted to Nippon Medical School hospital on April 20, 1978, because of disturbance of consciousness and left hemiparesis following an attack of SAH on April 9, 1978.

Right carotid angiography and CT scan suggested an intracerebral hematoma in the right parieto-occipital region.

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