Sudden "stroke-like' onset of homonymous hemianopsia due to bacterial brain abscess.

@article{Shintani1996SuddenO,
  title={Sudden "stroke-like' onset of homonymous hemianopsia due to bacterial brain abscess.},
  author={Shuzo Shintani and Shin Tsuruoka and Y Koumo and Tatsuo Shiigai},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={1996},
  volume={143 1-2},
  pages={190-4}
}
A previously healthy 40-year-old man experienced the sudden 'stroke-like' onset of homonymous hemianopsia due to a bacterial brain abscess. Clinical features and initial computed tomography (CT) suggested a stroke. Subsequent CT and magnetic resonance (MR) demonstrated a cerebral abscess, proven at surgery. It is extremely rare that a healthy individual without various risk factors, such as congenital heart disease, immunologic deficiency, diabetes mellitus, or pregnancy, presents with the… CONTINUE READING