Turkish Neurosurgery 2012 , Vol 22 , Num 1
Cerebral Abscesses in Behcet's Disease: A Case Report
Serhat TOKGOZ1, Aysegul OGMEGUL1, Muzaffer MUTLUER1, Ali Sami KIVRAK2, Mehmet Erkan USTUN3
1Selcuk University, Meram Medical School, Department of Neurology, Konya, Turkey
2Selcuk University, Meram Medical School, Department of Radiology, Konya, Turkey
3Selcuk University, Meram Medical School, Department of Neurochirurgica, Konya, Turkey
DOI : 10.5137/1019-5149.JTN.3297-10.2 Behçet's disease is a multisystem relapsing inflammatory disorder of unknown cause. Neurological involvement is one of the most serious causes of long-term morbidity and mortality in Behçet's disease. Cerebral abscess is very rare in literature. A 45-yr-old man with Behçet's disease manifesting focal epileptic seizure and multiple cerebral abscesses is reported in the case. He was diagnosed with cerebral abscess and was treated with antibiotics but no improvement occurred. Excisional biopsy was performed and the lesions were consistent with abscess. The clinical state of the patient gradually improved. The patient had no further complications. The etiology, and clinical and magnetic resonance imaging findings are discussed. Keywords : NeuroBehcet disease, Behcet's disease, Cerebral abscess
Corresponding author : Serhat Tokgoz, serhatnoroloji@yahoo.com.tr