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Pott’s puffy tumour by Streptoccocus intermedius a rare complication of sinusitis
  1. Roberta Onesimo1,
  2. Maria Scalzone1,
  3. Piero Valetini1,
  4. Massimo Caldarelli2
  1. 1Pediatrics Department, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
  2. 2Neurosurgery Department, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Rome, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Roberta Onesimo, roberta_onesimo{at}

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An 8-year-old child presented with persistent fever, headache and a frontal swelling. The medical history was significant for recurrent episodes of upper respiratory tract infections and frontal headache. On physical examination, she showed a good performance condition and normal neurologic status. On palpation, a tender, fluctuating, doughy and warm mass (9×7 cm) in the forehead …

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