Brain abscess complicating a diabetic man with Evans syndrome: a case report

Authors

  • Dilruba Alam Registrar, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Rumana Habib Associate Professor, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mahir Muhtasim Resident Medical Officer, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Rezwanul Haque Assistant Registrar, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v11i2.53136

Keywords:

brain abscess, Evans syndrome, monoparesis.

Abstract

Brain abscess is a relatively rare but potentially life threatening condition. The classic clinical triad of fever, headache and focal neurological sign may not be present in an immuno-compromised patient. The diagnostic delay may result in fatal outcome. A 52-year-old diabetic gentleman with history of chronic immunosuppressive therapy due to Evans syndrome presented with headache, generalized tonic- clonic seizure and right upper limb monoparesis. Clinical ground and neuroimaging was suggestive of pyogenic brain abscess. Patient was treated with antibiotic therapy for prolong period and there was complete clinical and radiological recovery.

Birdem Med J 2021; 11(2): 137-141

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Published

2021-04-23

How to Cite

Alam, D., Habib, R., Muhtasim, M., & Haque, M. R. (2021). Brain abscess complicating a diabetic man with Evans syndrome: a case report. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 11(2), 137–141. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v11i2.53136

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Case Reports