Brain abscesses complicating acute pneumococcal meningitis during etanercept therapy.

@article{Kasirye2012BrainAC,
  title={Brain abscesses complicating acute pneumococcal meningitis during etanercept therapy.},
  author={Yusuf Kasirye and Narendranath Epperla and Janaki Ram Manne and Sowjanya Bapani and Romel Garcia-Montilla},
  journal={Clinical medicine & research},
  year={2012},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={230-5}
}
Brain abscess formation as a sequelae of community-acquired pneumococcal meningitis is extremely rare, accounting for less than 1% of all meningitis complications. Although metastatic seeding from a distal peripheral septic focus has been observed, this phenomenon most commonly occurs in the context of ear, nose and throat infections, post-cranial neurosurgical procedures, traumatic open cranial injury, or immunosuppression. We present the case of a man, 61 years old, on etanercept therapy for… CONTINUE READING

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