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Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
Tubercular abscess of pons in a child with quadriparesis
  1. Rajniti Prasad1,
  2. Narendra Kumar Bagri2,
  3. Neha Bagri3,
  4. Utpal Kant Singh4,
  5. Om Prakash Mishra5
  1. 1Institute of Medical Sciences, Pediatrics, 7FF, Kabir Colony, Bhu, Varanasi, 221005, India
  2. 2Institute of Medical Sciences, Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Ims, Bhu, Varanasi, 221005, India
  3. 3Institute of Medical Sciences, Radiodiagnosis, Ims, Bhu, Varanasi, 221005, India
  4. 4Nalanda Medical College, Pediatrics, 8 Rajendra Nagar, Patna, Bihar, 800013, India
  5. 5Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, 12 GF, Kabir Colony, Bhu, Varanasi, 221005, India
  1. Correspondence to Rajniti Prasad, rajnitip{at}


Tuberculous brain abscess is a rare manifestation of tuberculosis of the central nervous system. We report a case of a 6-year-old girl with a pontine tuberculous abscess, who presented with fever and quadriparesis and recovered completely after stereotactic aspiration and antituberculous treatment with four drugs (isoniazid, rifampicin, pyrazinamide, and ethambutol). Tuberculous abscess was confirmed based on findings of magnetic resonance imaging, a positive tuberculin test, and the presence of acid fast bacilli in smear and culture of abscess aspirate.

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