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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
Medknow Publications on behalf of the Indian Society of Critical Care Medicine
ISSN: 0972-5229
EISSN: 1998-359x
Vol. 13, No. 1, 2009, pp. 37-40
Bioline Code: cm09010
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2009, pp. 37-40

 en Cerebritis: An unusual complication of Klebsiella pneumoniae check for this species in other resources
Majumdar, Mainak; Simes, David C & Prabha, Ramesh D

Abstract

Cerebritis is part of a continuum of brain infection and is difficult to diagnose. Cerebritis caused by Klebsiella check for this species in other resources in immunocompetent adults without predisposing factors such as neurosurgery or penetrating brain injury has not been reported before. We report a case of Klebsiella cerebritis in an adult patient with a proven extracranial focus of infection. We suggest considering cerebritis as a differential diagnosis for altered level of consciousness in patients of severe sepsis, even if an extracranial source of infection is proven.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.53116

Keywords
Alcohol, cerebritis, Klebsiella

 
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