Bacterial Infections and Mycoses | Higher Education | Medicine and Health Sciences
We report a case of a male in his thirties who presented with rapidly progressive encephalopathy, mediastinal abscess, and multiple ring-enhancing lesions throughout the brain. Extensive evaluation revealed Streptococcus intermedius septic emboli to the brain from dental sources via a right-to-left anatomic shunt. The patient completed an 11-week course of IV antibiotic therapy after which he made a near complete recovery. We provide a comprehensive review of the literature with Streptococcus intermedius CNS septic emboli and source of infection.
CNS septic emboli, S. intermedius, odontogenic
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Herskovitz, J., Torres, C. J., Walker, B., , Marcelin, J. R. Rare Streptococcus intermedius Central Nervous System Septic Emboli: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Graduate Medical Education Research Journal. 2023 Nov 13; 5(2).