Enterococcal infections involving the central nervous system are uncommon clinical entities. A 74-year-old male was admitted to our hospital on November 3, 1991 for high fever. Nuchal rigidity was observed at neurological examination. All four blood cultures yielded E. faecalis. The MIC value of ABPC against the isolated E. faecalis was 0.25 microgram/ml. Vegetation on the mitral valve and mitral regurgitation were revealed by an echocardiogram. Enhanced CT scan showed low density area with ring enhancement in the right basal ganglia and a CSF examination suggested bacterial meningitis. He became better after ABPC 8 g/day was intravenously administered. Then the vegetation on the mitral valve and the brain abscess disappeared. He was discharged with no complications. We reported a rare case of brain abscess associated with enterococcal endocarditis.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Kansenshogaku zasshi. The Journal of the Japanese Association for Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 1994 Feb|
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