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Effect of rehabilitation on a patient suffering from a tuberculous brain abscess with Gerstmann's syndrome: case report

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Effect of rehabilitation on a patient suffering from a tuberculous brain abscess with Gerstmann's syndrome: case report
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Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, May 2012
DOI 10.2147/ndt.s31713
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Chih-Lan Kuo, Sui-Foon Lo, Chun-Lin Liu, Chia-Hui Chou, Li-Wei Chou

Abstract

There are few reports in the literature of tuberculous brain abscess. Tuberculous brain abscess usually occurs in an immunocompromised host. Almost all previously documented cases have involved acquired immune deficiency syndrome. We encountered a 53-year-old right-handed immunocompetent male who was initially suspected of having a cerebrovascular accident due to acute-onset right hemiparesis and paresthesia. A tentative diagnosis of brain tumor versus brain abscess was made on imaging studies. The patient was finally diagnosed with a tuberculous brain abscess based upon deterioration on imaging and a positive tuberculosis culture. The tuberculous brain abscess was located in the left parietal lobe, which resulted in Gerstmann's syndrome and right-sided apraxia. Stereotactic surgery was performed. He was also given antituberculosis chemotherapy and comprehensive rehabilitation. Considerable improvement was noted after rehabilitation. The patient even returned to a normal life and work. Our case demonstrates that an aggressive intensive inpatient rehabilitation program combined with stereotactic surgery and effective antituberculosis therapy play an important role in improving the outcome for patients with tuberculous brain abscess, Gerstmann's syndrome, and right-sided apraxia.

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Country Count As %
Canada 1 3%
Taiwan 1 3%
Unknown 37 95%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 26%
Student > Bachelor 4 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 8%
Other 2 5%
Unspecified 2 5%
Other 11 28%
Unknown 7 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 31%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 15%
Psychology 4 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 5%
Unspecified 2 5%
Other 5 13%
Unknown 8 21%
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