Infectious Disease Reports
Intracranial abscesses are rare complications of Streptococcus pneumoniae infections, and to our knowledge, there have been no case reports of post-infectious vasculitis developing in such patients. Here we describe the case of a 48-year-old post-splenectomy male who developed post-infectious vasculitis following S. pneumoniae otitis media complicated by mastoiditis, osteomyelitis, meningitis, and intracranial abscess. Clinicians ought to be aware of the possible adverse outcomes of invasive S. pneumoniae and the limitations of current treatment options.
Lucas, Alexandra; Maung, Ko Ko; and Ratts, Ryan, "Streptococcus Pneumoniae Intracranial Abscess and Post-Infectious Vasculitis" (2016). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 2796.