Brain Abscess

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Chapter 596 Brain Abscess

Brain abscesses can occur in children of any age but are most common in children between 4 and 8 yr and neonates. The causes of brain abscess include embolization due to congenital heart disease with right-to-left shunts (especially tetralogy of Fallot), meningitis, chronic otitis media and mastoiditis, sinusitis, soft tissue infection of the face or scalp, orbital cellulitis, dental infections, penetrating head injuries, immunodeficiency states, and infection of ventriculoperitoneal shunts.


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