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Sonographic detection of multiple brain abscesses in a newborn with IgA deficiency.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU
Publication Date
Volume
29
Issue
8
Pages
479–481
Identifiers
PMID: 11745857
Source
Medline
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Unknown

Abstract

We report the case of a neonate with selective IgA deficiency and multiple brain abscesses diagnosed with sonography. Brain sonography revealed multiple abscesses in the left hemisphere; the abscesses ranged from 10 to 20 mm. Cultures obtained from the cerebrospinal fluid and blood were positive for Proteus mirabilis. The neonate responded promptly to broad-spectrum antibiotic therapy and had no neurologic sequelae. Because IgA deficiency is associated with infections, we believe it was a predisposing factor for the brain abscesses.

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