Brain abscess

Micro-organism

Coliforms, Staphylococcus aureus, Pneumococcus, Streptococcus milleri, oral anaerobes

Duration

4-6 weeks

Notes
  • Specialist advice from Medical Microbiology is essential
  • Send blood for culture and aspirate abscess
Brain Abscess

IV Ceftriaxone 2g 12 hourly

+ IV Metronidazole 500mg 8 hourly

Oral switch dependent on culture results and response

Consider immune deficiency and testing for HIV