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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 259--261

Haemophilus aphrophilus brain abscess in the first decade

M Bayraktar, C Onal, B Durmaz, C Yakinci, E Sonmezgoz 
 Inonu University, Faculty of Medicine, Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Deptartment of Clinical Microbiology, Malatya, Turkey

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M Bayraktar
Inonu University, Faculty of Medicine, Turgut Ozal Medical Center, Deptartment of Clinical Microbiology, Malatya
Turkey

This report presents a case of brain abscess due to Haemophilus aphrophilus in a six-year old boy. He was admitted to our hospital suffering from left-sided weakness. The initial radiological diagnosis was an intracranial abscess. Purulent material was obtained by puncturing the subcortical lesion and the sample was cultured on conventional media. H. aphrophilus was isolated in pure culture, identified according to conventional methods and confirmed by Becton Dickinson Laboratory (BBL) crystal system. After surgical drainage and eight weeks of antibiotic therapy, the neurological findings improved. The presented case is an example of H. aphriphilus causing brain abscess in the first decade without cardiac predisposition and with good outcome.

How to cite this article:
Bayraktar M, Onal C, Durmaz B, Yakinci C, Sonmezgoz E. Haemophilus aphrophilus brain abscess in the first decade.Indian J Med Microbiol 2005;23:259-261

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Bayraktar M, Onal C, Durmaz B, Yakinci C, Sonmezgoz E. Haemophilus aphrophilus brain abscess in the first decade. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2005 [cited 2020 Oct 28 ];23:259-261
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