The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2011 , Vol 53 , Num 5
Multiple Large Brain Abscesses in a Newborn That May Have Resulted from Intrauterine Infection
Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Division of Neonatology, Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Training Hospital Brain abscess is a focal, intracerebral infection that begins as a localized area of cerebritis and develops into a collection of pus surrounded by a well-vascularized capsule. Here, we report a case with multiple, large brain abscesses diagnosed coincidentally on postnatal day 11. This case is noteworthy because the organized abscesses were present as early as day 11 with no significant neurological signs or symptoms.

Brain abscess in newborns is a very rare disease that may not exhibit the expected neurological signs and symptoms. Depending on the radiological organization, an abscess in a neonate in the first weeks may be the result of an intrauterine infection. Keywords : brain abscess, intrauterine infection, newborn.

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