Multiple brain abscesses in a child with autoimmune hemolytic anemia


BAY A., YILMAZ N., NALBANTOGLU O., YILMAZ C., ETLIK O., Oner A. F.

PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER, vol.49, no.7, pp.1034-1036, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 49 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/pbc.20799
  • Journal Name: PEDIATRIC BLOOD & CANCER
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1034-1036

Abstract

A 14-year-old female with autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) developed an acute hemolytic crisis with acute renal failure under conventional treatment with corticosteroids. Because of the life-threatening situation, we decided to start pulse dose methylprednisolone and also hemodialysis with a femoral catheter placement was performed. Fifteen days after initiating of dialysis subfebrile fever was developed, followed within 2 days with a left hemiparesis. Brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed multiple intracerebral abscesses. The clinical picture worsened and the patient died before scheduled surgery for the abscesses.