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Clin Infect Dis. 2003 Jan 15;36(2):e32-4. Epub 2003 Jan 3.

Cerebellar brain abscess associated with tongue piercing.

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Section of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA. richard.martinello@yale.edu

Abstract

We describe a previously healthy adult who had a solitary cerebellar brain abscess diagnosed. This infection occurred 4 weeks after the patient underwent a tongue piercing procedure that was complicated by an apparent local infection. The clinical history, abscess culture results, and lack of an alternative explanation suggest that infection of the tongue piercing site was the source of the cerebellar abscess.

PMID:
12522766
DOI:
10.1086/345755
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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