A series of enterococcal brain abscesses.
J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2015 Jul-Sep;6(3):434-7.
Maiti TK1, Nagarathna S2, Kumari HB2, Shukla DP1.
1Department of Neurosurgery, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
2Department of Neuromicrobiology, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
Neurosurgeons in developing countries come across brain abscess frequently, but Enterococcus as a cause of abscess is rare.
To describe clinical profile and treatment of a series of patients with enterococcal brain abscess.
MATERIALS AND METHODS:
We retrospectively reviewed microbiological records of patients with brain abscess to identify Enterococcus as a causative organism.
12 patients (nine males) were diagnosed to have enterococcal brain abscess. All were due to E. species.
The clinical feature and management are not different from other etiological agents. The prognosis of enterococcal brain abscess is more favourable than bacteremia.