Intracerebral abscess: A complication of severe cystic fibrosis lung disease

Article, Report, Other literature type English OPEN
Fenton, Mark E ; Cockcroft, Donald W ; Gjevre, John A (2008)
  • Publisher: Pulsus Group Inc
  • Journal: Canadian Respiratory Journal (issn: 1198-2241)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2008/291726
  • Subject: Diseases of the respiratory system | Case Report | RC705-779 | Article Subject

Intracerebral abscess is an uncommon complication of severe cystic fibrosis lung disease. The present report describes a case of fatal multiple intracerebral abscesses in a patient with a severely bronchiectatic, nonfunctioning right lung and chronic low-grade infection. The patient was previously turned down for pneumonectomy. Intracerebral abscess in cystic fibrosis and the potential role of pneumonectomy in the present patient are discussed.
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