Intracranial Mycobacterium abscessus infection in a healthy toddler

Julie S. Martin, David Zagzag, Maureen Egan, Sarah Milla, David Harter, Jennifer Lighter-Fisher

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We present the first case of pediatric intracranial Mycobacterium abscessus infection in a 16-month-old female with neurofibromatosis type 1. We describe a successful treatment regimen including excisional biopsy combined with high-dose steroids and 16 weeks of triple antimicrobial therapy that resulted in clinical cure and an excellent neurologic outcome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-224
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2015


  • Brain/pathology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • M. Abscessus
  • Mycobacterium infections/microbiology/therapy
  • Pediatric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases


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