Pulmonary arteriovenous fistula and brain abscess


VELIOGLU S. , OZMENOGLU M. , Alioglu Z. , BOLUKBASL O., Arl N.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY, cilt.5, sa.5, ss.511-514, 1998 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 5 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 1998
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1046/j.1468-1331.1998.550511.x
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NEUROLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.511-514

Özet

Patients with pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas (PAVFs) are at risk for the development of brain abscesses. The history of a 26-year-old man with PAVF, which has remained unrecognized for many years, is reported. Within four years, the patient presented life threatening cerebral abscesses twice at different sites. Treatment consisted of parenteral antibiotics. Finally, the pulmonary arteriovenous fistula has been treated by embolization. This case emphasizes the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of PAVF in preventing central nervous system infections. (C) 1998 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.