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Vol. 24 - Num. 93

Clinical Reviews

Severe intracranial complications secondary to Streptococcus intermedius infections

Myriam López Rojoa, Irene Gil Hernándezb, Juan Pablo García Íñiguezb, Matilde Bustillo Alonsoa, Carmelo Guerrero Laleonaa, Javier Orduna Martínezc

aUnidad de Enfermedades Infecciosas. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet. Zaragoza. España.
bUnidad de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos. Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet. Zaragoza. España.
cSección de Neurocirugía Infantil. Hospital Universitario Miguel Servet. Zaragoza. España.

Correspondence: M López . E-mail: myriam.lopezrojo@gmail.com

Reference of this article: López Rojo M, Gil Hernández I, García Íñiguez JP, Bustillo Alonso M, Guerrero Laleona C, Orduna Martínez J. Severe intracranial complications secondary to Streptococcus intermedius infections. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2022;24:e107-e110.

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Abstract

Streptococcus intermedius is an anaerobic bacterium and a member of the Streptococcus anginosus group. It is a commensal bacterium of the oral cavity and nasopharynx, which is known for its potential ability to form brain abscesses by contiguity or hematogenous dissemination from infections of the otorhinolaryngological sphere. Central nervous system infections due to members of this group are life-threatening and need multidisciplinary management. Imaging with computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging should be performed as soon as possible to evaluate the collections requiring drainage. Timely initiation of surgical intervention and appropriate empirical antibiotic therapy are essential to ensure a correct evolution.

Keywords

Brain abscess Streptococcus intermedius Subdural empyema

 

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