Journal Article

Cerebellar Brain Abscess Associated with Tongue Piercing

Richard A. Martinello and Elizabeth L. Cooney

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 36, issue 2, pages e32-e34
Published in print January 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online January 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/345755
Cerebellar Brain Abscess Associated with Tongue Piercing

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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.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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