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Cases J. 2009 Jun 5;2:7131. doi: 10.1186/1757-1626-2-7131.

Brain abscess and epidural empyema caused by Salmonella enteritidis in a child: successful treatment with ciprofloxacin: a case report.

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Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Clínico San Carlos, 28040, Madrid Spain.


Focal intracranial infections caused by Salmonella are rare, especially those produced by S. enteritidis. We describe the case of a 26-month-old girl who underwent surgery for a frontoparietal ependymoma and presented with epidural empyema and a brain abscess due to S. enteritidis following an episode of gastroenteritis. The child was successfully treated by surgical drainage along with 9 weeks of antibiotic therapy including ciprofloxacin.

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