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Title: Actinomicose do sistema nervoso central: uma rara complicação da actinomicose cervicofacial
Other Titles: Actinomycosis of the central nervous system: a rare complication of cervicofacial actinomycosis
Authors: Ferraz, A. C. [UNIFESP]
Melo, C. V. M. [UNIFESP]
Pereira, E. L. R. [UNIFESP]
Stávale, João Norberto [UNIFESP]
Nogueira, Roberto Gomes [UNIFESP]
Gabbai, Alberto Alain [UNIFESP]
Malheiros, Suzana Maria Fleury [UNIFESP]
Prandini, Mirto Nelso [UNIFESP]
Braga, Fernando Menezes [UNIFESP]
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Keywords: actinomycosis
brain abscess
diagnostics
treatment
actinomicose
abscesso cerebral
diagnóstico
tratamento
Issue Date: 1-Sep-1993
Publisher: Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO
Citation: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria. Academia Brasileira de Neurologia - ABNEURO, v. 51, n. 3, p. 358-362, 1993.
Abstract: Central nervous system actinomycosis is a rare but treatable chronic suppurative bacterial infection. The case of a young immunocompetent male with actinomycosis of the CNS is presented. The abscess originated from a primary cervico-facial infection and was located in the left parasellar region. After excision of the mass, that showed Actinomyces colonies, the patient was treated with intravenous Penicillin for 42 days followed by oral administration of the drug for 30 days. After surgery the patient was left with mild sequelae that had improved by the last follow-up, 7 months later. A new CT scan at that time revealed no residual disease or recurrence. The early diagnosis of cerebral actinomycosis relies essentially on a clinical suspicion. Hence it is imperative to be aware of the natural history of this infection and its various modes of presentation.
A actinomicose do sistema nervoso central (SNC) é afecção rara, caracterizada pela formação de abscesso único e de evolução crônica. Os autores descrevem o caso de um paciente jovem, imunocompetente, com actinomicose cerebral oriunda de foco primário cervicofacial, submetido a ressecção cirúrgica e antibioticoterapia. Ressalta-se a importância do conhecimento da entidade e de suas principais formas de acometimento, como a base do diagnóstico precoce dessa enfermidade potencialmente curável e de bom prognóstico.
URI: http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/323
ISSN: 0004-282X
Other Identifiers: http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X1993000300012
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