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VOLUME 13 , ISSUE 1 ( March, 2009 ) > List of Articles


Cerebritis: An unusual complication of Klebsiella pneumoniae

Mainak Majumdar, David C. Simes, Ramesh D. Prabha

Keywords : Alcohol, cerebritis, Klebsiella

Citation Information : Majumdar M, Simes DC, Prabha RD. Cerebritis: An unusual complication of Klebsiella pneumoniae. Indian J Crit Care Med 2009; 13 (1):37-40.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.53116

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; The Author(s).


Cerebritis is part of a continuum of brain infection and is difficult to diagnose. Cerebritis caused by Klebsiella in immunocompetent adults without predisposing factors such as neurosurgery or penetrating brain injury has not been reported before. We report a case of Klebsiella cerebritis in an adult patient with a proven extracranial focus of infection. We suggest considering cerebritis as a differential diagnosis for altered level of consciousness in patients of severe sepsis, even if an extracranial source of infection is proven.

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