Intracranial Mycobacterium abscessus infection in a healthy toddler.

Abstract

We present the first case of pediatric intracranial Mycobacterium abscessus infection in a 16-month-old female with neurofibromatosis type 1. We describe a successful treatment regimen including excisional biopsy combined with high-dose steroids and 16 weeks of triple antimicrobial therapy that resulted in clinical cure and an excellent neurologic outcome.

DOI: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000520

Cite this paper

@article{Martin2015IntracranialMA, title={Intracranial Mycobacterium abscessus infection in a healthy toddler.}, author={Julie S Martin and David Zagzag and Maureen Egan and Sarah S. Milla and David H. Harter and Jennifer Lighter-Fisher}, journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal}, year={2015}, volume={34 2}, pages={223-4} }