Radiological Case: Brain Abscess

Abel Malaguit De Castro; Richard B Towbin, MD; Carrie M Schaefer, MD; Alexander J Towbin, MD


Appl Radiol. 2023;52(1):56a-56C. 

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Case Summary

An adolescent presented with a seizure after a 1-week history of progressively worsening headache and left-sided neuropathy. The patient had sinusitis treated with antibiotics about 10 days prior to presentation but was otherwise healthy. On exam, the patient was afebrile and normotensive. Lateral nystagmus was present. Laboratory studies demonstrated moderate leukocytosis (13,400/mm3) with a left shift and normal blood cultures.