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Volume 35, Number 3, September 2002

Haemophilus aphrophilus brain abscess: a case report

Pao-Tsuan Kao, Hsiang-Kuang Tseng, Shey-Chiang Su, Chun-Ming Lee
Department of Internal Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC



Haemophilus aphrophilus infection is rare, and the organism is infrequently implicated in serious infection. We report a case of a 61-year-old patient who experienced left hemiparesis with dizziness. Computed tomography of the brain demonstrated a lesion with ring enhancement in the right frontotemporal region. Craniotomy was performed, abscess was drained, and H. aphrophilus was isolated. Following the surgical procedure and further antibiotic treatment, the patient recovered completely.



J Microbiol Immunol Infect 2002;35:184-186.