An 11-year-old girl with right-sided weakness secondary to cerebral abscesses: A case report

Tiffani J. Johnson, Christopher King

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A previously healthy 11-year-old girl who presented to the emergency department with 8 days of headache and right-sided weakness was found to have 2 cerebral abscesses.Brain abscess is an uncommon finding for children in the emergency department.With this case, we review the clinical presentation, evaluation, and management of this unusual but potentially life-threatening condition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)360-363
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric emergency care
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2013
Externally publishedYes



  • brain abscess
  • cerebral abscess
  • right-sided weakness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine

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