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Streptococcus Intermedius Brain Abscesses in an Adolescent Male with Histoplasma Infection
Michael E Watson, S Celeste Morley.
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases,Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
Intracerebral abscesses are associated with significant morbidity and mortality. We report the case of a healthy 16 year-old male who presented with seizure and was found to have multifocal Streptococcus intermedius brain abscesses. Further studies determined the patient had necrotizing hilar lymphadenopathy and pneumonia by chest computed tomography (CT) and positive serologic testing for infection by Histoplasma capsulatum. The patient was treated with meropenem and recovered completely. The histoplasma infection resolved without anti-fungal therapy.

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