Case Report

Brain Abscess in a Patient with Osteopetrosis: A Rare Complication

10.4274/jcrpe.galenos.2020.2020.0039

  • Merve İŞERİ NEPESOV
  • Eylem KIRAL
  • Gürkan BOZAN
  • Ömer KILIÇ
  • Kürşat Bora ÇARMAN
  • Coşkun YARAR
  • Suzan ŞAYLISOY
  • Ener Çağrı DİNLEYİCİ

Received Date: 21.02.2020 Accepted Date: 10.08.2020 J Clin Res Pediatr Endocrinol 0;0(0):0-0 [e-Pub] PMID: 32840095

Brain abscess formation is extremely rare in patients with osteopetrosis. Herein, we report a case of viridans streptococci brain abscess in an immunocompromised child diagnosed with osteopetrosis. The patient presented with a sudden change in mental status and convulsions. Radiological evaluation revealed a temporal lobe brain abscess, and intravenous antibiotherapy was started immediately. The patient underwent abscess drainage, and laboratory investigation of pus material revealed viridans streptococci.

Keywords: Osteopetrosis, chronic otitis media, brain abscess, viridans streptococci