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Brain abscess in a recent immigrant
Article first published online: 18 DEC 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2012 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians)
Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Volume 49, Issue 3, pages E176–E178, March 2013
How to Cite
Britton, P. N. and Chaseling, R. (2013), Brain abscess in a recent immigrant. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 49: E176–E178. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12044
- Issue published online: 10 MAR 2013
- Article first published online: 18 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 JAN 2012
- brain abscess;
- central nervous system;
A 7-year-old boy who has recently immigrated from India presented with two episodes of focal seizure over a 3-month period. A cranial magnetic resonance imaging scan showed a ring-enhancing lesion in his cerebral cortex. He was diagnosed with a pyogenic brain abscess following resection of the lesion and also had positive serology to Taenia solium (which causes neurocysticercosis). We briefly review these two diseases and discuss the important diagnostic issues.