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218 Possible Causes for Brain Abscess, Granulomatous Tissue, Pulmonary Tuberculosis

  • Meningeal Tuberculosis

    Occasionally a brain abscess (thanks to www.scielo.br for this image) is found in the work-up of meningeal TB, in this case in an AIDS patient.[nethealthbook.com] There is extensive necrosis and bony destruction with compressed fractures (with kyphosis) and extension to soft tissues, including psoas "cold" abscess.[library.med.utah.edu] The genotype of M. tuberculosis influenced the presenting features of pulmonary and meningeal tuberculosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pulmonary Tuberculosis

    Histological examination of the lesions showed granulomatous tissue with caseaous necrosis consistent with tuberculosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The authors report a case of coinfection of pulmonary paragonimiasis and pulmonary tuberculosis which is an uncommon coinfection.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The percent of granulomatous tissue was calculated as a percent of total lung area as described 61.[nature.com]

  • Disseminated Tuberculosis

    But tuberculosis presenting simultaneously with mesenteric and brain abscess has not been reported yet.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Sections of lung tissue showed granulomatous inflammation composed of epitheloid cells a few lymphocytes and caseous necrosis.[jacpjournal.org] Chest radiogram revealed bilateral pulmonary tuberculosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Mycosis

    GMF is characterized by a granulomatous reaction intermingled with the dermal infiltrate of MF which may even reach the subcutaneous tissue.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The patient's previous history included oral candidiasis and pulmonary tuberculosis.[doi.org] These granulomatous foci may reactivate and cause dissemination of fungi to other tissues.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pulmonary Actinomycosis

    CNS disease may include brain abscess, meningitis, meningoencephalitis, actinomycoma, subdural empyema and epidural abscess.[patient.info] Pulmonary actinomycosis is characterized by an extensive interstitial fibrosis of the lung in addition to granulomatous disease.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Pulmonary involvement, other than cervicofacially or abdominopelvically, is uncommon and often leads to a misdiagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis or lung cancer.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    Other serious complications include respiratory failure or the development of an abscess in the lung.[nmihi.com] tissue present. ( B232 .6.w6) Further Information Susceptibility In Ferrets Susceptibility is increased by Influenza in Ferrets, chronic disease (e.g. cardiomyopathy), metabolic[wildpro.twycrosszoo.org] Tuberculosis 12 24% Fungal infection 4 8% Foreign body 1 2% Table 2: Organisms Causing Bacterial Pneumonia Organisms Number (n 18) Percentage (%) Pneumococci 10 55.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Pulmonary Nocardiosis

    The lungs are the primary site of infection and brain abscess is, by far, the most common complication following nocardial metastasis from pulmonary lesions.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Diagnosis Wound culture results and wound biopsy revealed Nocardia brasiliensis infection with chronic granulomatous tissue consistent with a chronic wound.[woundsresearch.com] This gave a prevalence of 1.4% pulmonary nocardiosis in the tuberculosis hospital.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

    (tumor or abscess) or the intracranial pressure (ICP) is elevated, as it may lead to brain herniation.[marefa.org] Granulomatous inflammatory tissue around the skull base resulted in cavernous sinus syndrome, facial nerve palsy, palsies of cranial nerves IX-XII (Collet-Sicard syndrome)[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Wegener's granulomatosis disease mimicking pulmonary tuberculosis.[jacpjournal.org]

  • Chronic Pulmonary Blastomycosis

    CNS involvement can manifest as brain abscess, epidural abscess, or meningitis.[merckmanuals.com] The diagnosis of WG can be difficult; tissue diagnosis of necrotizing granulomatous inflammation is the gold standard.[ped-rheum.biomedcentral.com] We describe a rare case of chronic pulmonary blastomycosis complicated by large pulmonary cavitation in a young service member who was misdiagnosed with active pulmonary tuberculosis[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Disseminated Blastomycosis

    CNS involvement can manifest as brain abscess, epidural abscess, or meningitis.[merckmanuals.com] There was acute and chronic granulomatous inflammation with fungal organisms observed on histologic examination.[labmedicineblog.com] The etiology of the patient's pulmonary infection was not known, but tuberculosis was an important consideration.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]