A semiconscious white youth, 16 years old, was admitted to Georgia Baptist Hospital on July 11, 1959, at 11:30 a.m. His mother said that he had been in good health until two nights previously at which time he came home from a swimming party complaining of a headache, became nauseated, and vomited several times. The next day he was no better, so the family physician was called; he prescribed tetracycline to be taken orally. That night the patient was also restless; he was feverish and had some trouble talking. The following morning there was difficulty in arousing him and he was brought to the hospital.
The patient was a well-developed, muscular young man with a tender swollen area over the left frontal sinus about the size of a half dollar. Reflexes were generally hyperactive with moderate nuchal rigidity, and partial paralysis of the left facial nerve was noted. Retinal veins
KING JT. Acute Staphylococcic Frontal Sinusitis with Fulminant Fatal Subdural Abscess: Report of a Case Transmitted by a Carrier. Arch Otolaryngol. 1960;72(3):356–357. doi:10.1001/archotol.1960.00740010364012
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