Jurnal Ilmu Kedokteran
Vol 13, No 2 (2019): Jurnal Ilmu Kedokteran

Abses Otak

Valentino, Andrea (Unknown)
Angraini, Gebby Puspita (Unknown)

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Publish Date
01 Sep 2019


Cerebral abscess may rise from hematogenous spread, contiguous spread, or direct trauma. Some risk factors includepulmonary abcess or AV fistulas, congenital cyanotic heart disease, immune compromise, chonic sinusitis / otitis,dental problems. Symptoms are similar to any other mass lessions but tend to progress rapidly. Streptococcus is mostcommon organism that recovered, while up to 25% of cases sterile. Staging of cerebral abcess is very important todifferentiate therapeutic management based on clinical findings and imaging. Mortality and morbidity rate has beenreduced due to improvement in antibiotics, surgery and ability to diagnose.

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