What is it about?

This article is a comprehensive review about management of bacterial brain abscesses including the clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory and imaging studies, antimicrobial and surgical treatment modalities, and corticosteroid and anticonvulsive therapy with detailed and instructive case examples.

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Why is it important?

Despite the incredible technological advances and enormous experience, bacterial brain abscesses can still be fatal a problem for people.

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I hope the experiences mentioned in this article may be guiding for readers.

Professor Tayfun Hakan
Fatih Sultan Mehmet Training and Research Hospital

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This page is a summary of: Management of bacterial brain abscesses, Neurosurgical FOCUS, June 2008, Journal of Neurosurgery Publishing Group (JNSPG), DOI: 10.3171/foc/2008/24/6/e4.
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