Strategies for the management of bacterial brain abscess.

@article{Lu2006StrategiesFT,
  title={Strategies for the management of bacterial brain abscess.},
  author={Cheng-Hsien Lu and Wen-Neng Chang and Chen-Chung Lui},
  journal={Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 10},
  pages={979-85}
}
We reviewed the medical and surgical management of brain abscess and compared the results of different methods of treatment. Treatment of brain abscess requires a combination of antimicrobial agents, surgical intervention, and eradication of the primary foci of infection. We believe that pathologic confirmation and/or microbiologic studies are needed to ensure proper management, with the selection of antibiotics based on the available culture and susceptibility results. A 6- to 8-week course of… CONTINUE READING

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