Intracranial Mycobacterium abscessus infection in a healthy toddler

Julie S. Martin, David Zagzag, Maureen Egan, Sarah Milla, David Harter, Jennifer Lighter-Fisher

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Abstract

We present the first case of pediatric intracranial Mycobacterium abscessus infection in a 16-month-old female with neurofibromatosis type 1. We describe a successful treatment regimen including excisional biopsy combined with high-dose steroids and 16 weeks of triple antimicrobial therapy that resulted in clinical cure and an excellent neurologic outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-224
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Volume34
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

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Mycobacterium Infections
Neurofibromatosis 1
Nervous System
Steroids
Pediatrics
Biopsy
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Brain/pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • M. Abscessus
  • Mycobacterium infections/microbiology/therapy
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Intracranial Mycobacterium abscessus infection in a healthy toddler. / Martin, Julie S.; Zagzag, David; Egan, Maureen; Milla, Sarah; Harter, David; Lighter-Fisher, Jennifer.

In: Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Vol. 34, No. 2, 01.01.2015, p. 223-224.

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Martin, Julie S. ; Zagzag, David ; Egan, Maureen ; Milla, Sarah ; Harter, David ; Lighter-Fisher, Jennifer. / Intracranial Mycobacterium abscessus infection in a healthy toddler. In: Journal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. 2015 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 223-224.
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