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May 1933

ABSCESS OF THE BRAIN FOLLOWING ACUTE OSTEOMYELITIS OF THE SUPERIOR MAXILLA

Author Affiliations

PATERSON, N. J.
From the Buffalo Children's Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1933;45(5):1040-1045. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1933.01950180112009
Abstract

A case of acute osteomyelitis of the superior maxilla, occurring in an infant, complicated by a cerebral abscess of the frontal lobe is reported.

REPORT OF CASE  Lawrence G., aged 5 days, was admitted to the Buffalo Children's Hospital on June 21, 1929, for the treatment of infected forceps wounds. The patient was the result of a full term, first pregnancy, and was delivered with difficulty. Examination showed a well nourished infant with two deep, infected lesions, one on each side of the face, in the region of the ear. There was a right-sided facial paralysis.The temperature was normal throughout, except for an occasional rise to 100 F. Cultures from the wounds on the head revealed a few diphtheroids and staphylococci. The wounds healed uneventfully on treatment with wet dressings and irrigations. The patient was discharged on July 16, weighing 9 pounds (4,082.33 Gm.).Second Admission.—On July 29,

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