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posted on 2023-07-17, 15:51 authored by Emily Glynn, Fidelma FitzpatrickFidelma Fitzpatrick, Binu DineshBinu Dinesh, Conor Mulrooney, Siobhain Kelly, Karen BurnsKaren Burns, Karina O'ConnellKarina O'Connell, Sinead O'DonnellSinead O'Donnell, Ciara O'ConnorCiara O'Connor

We congratulate Iro et al. on their publication describing the recent increase in central nervous system abscesses and associated case-fatality in England over the last two decades. The dataset spanned 50 years and included intracranial, sub/extra dural and spinal abscesses. A paucity of published data and research exists in this area, especially at population-level and over a long time-span. The authors describe presentations predominantly in males and in infants /older adults with low mortality rates which increased with age. Likewise, we previously reported a predominance of male patients presenting with frontal lobe brain abscess in our hospital from 1988 to 2000. In-hospital mortality at that time was 9.8%, viridans streptococci were most commonly cultured and a concerning increase in meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections reported. 

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Published Citation

Glynn E. et al. Integrated infection surveillance in neurosurgery to inform patient management. J Infect. 2023;87(1):91-92

Publication Date

3 May 2023

PubMed ID

37149045

Department/Unit

  • Beaumont Hospital
  • Clinical Microbiology
  • Medicine

Publisher

Elsevier

Version

  • Accepted Version (Postprint)