Intracranial abscess secondary to dental infection

Abstract

We report a case of Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans (A. actinomycetemcomitans) bacteraemia and secondary brain abscess in a patient where periodontal disease was implicated as the probable source.

Journal of the Irish Dental Association 2014; 60 (1): 32-34

Paul Brady
BDS MFDS MSc Con Sed
Clinical Fellow, Department of Oral Surgery, Cork University Dental School and Hospital

Sarah Bergin
LRCP & SI MB BCh BAO (NUI) MICGP
Specialist Registrar Microbiology, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Cork University Hospital

Dr Bartley Cryan
MB FRCPI FRCPath MD M Msci
Consultant Microbiologist, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Cork University Hospital.

Oisin Flanagan
MB BCh BAO BMedSci MRCPI FFR
Specialist Registrar Radiology, Department of Radiology, Cork University Hospital

Corresponding author: Paul Brady
Clinical Fellow, Department of Oral Surgery, Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Cork
E: paul.brady@ucc.ie