Brain Abscess

Brain Abscess

Routine Practices

  • Consult ID and Neurosurgery
  • MRI/ CT scan +/- surgical drainage or aspiration if possible

Common Pathogens

Streptococcus spp

Oral anaerobic Gram positive and negative bacteria

Hospital acquired Gram negative organisms

Duration of Therapy

  • Total duration to be guided by repeat imaging

  • In general, a minimum of 6-8 weeks of IV therapy is recommended

  • Antibiotics may be tailored according to clinical status and microbiologic findings