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Brain abscesses in Malawian children: value of CT scan

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Mankhambo, L., Phiri, A., Chiwaya, K. and Graham, S.M (2008) 'Brain abscesses in Malawian children: value of CT scan'. Annals of Tropical Paediatrics, Vol 28, Issue 1, pp. 79-85.

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Abstract

The clinical presentation and management of brain abscess in three HIV-uninfected Malawian children are reported. One case was associated with staphylococcal empyema and severe malarial anaemia and another case with chronic suppurative otitis media and mastoiditis. The third case had no identified extracranial focus of infection. These cases illustrate the difficulties of diagnosis and management of brain abscesses in the resource-poor setting where other causes of encephalopathy caused by infection are common, and highlight the value of neuro-radiological imaging.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: severe malaria management
Subjects: WA Public Health > Health Problems of Special Population Groups > WA 395 Health in developing countries
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 750 Malaria
WL Nervous System > WL 300 General works (Include works on brain alone)
WN Radiology. Diagnostic imaging > WN 180 Diagnostic imaging (General)
WS Pediatrics > Diseases of Children and Adolescents > By System > WS 340 Nervous system
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1179/146532808X270725
Depositing User: Users 43 not found.
Date Deposited: 20 Aug 2010 09:37
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2018 12:22
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/851

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