Successful treatment of pituitary abscess with oral administration of sparfloxacin

Yujiro Uchida, Noriko Tsuchimochi, Miwako Oku, Naoko Fujihara, Nobuyuki Shimono, Kaoru Okada, Mine Harada

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Abstract

Pituitary abscess is a rare infection and it is difficult to make the correct diagnosis. It is usually treated by a combination of surgical drainage and intravenous administration of antibiotics. We describe a 74-year-old woman with recurrent meningo-encephalitis due to pituitary abscess. The abscess increased in size in spite of the intravenous administration of panipenem/betamipron (PAPM/BP), clindamyein (CLDM) and chloramphenicol (CP). Finally she was successfully treated with oral administration of sparfloxacin (SPFX) without operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1147-1151
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume47
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 24 2008

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Abscess
Oral Administration
Intravenous Administration
Encephalitis
Chloramphenicol
Drainage
Therapeutics
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Infection
sparfloxacin
panipenem-betamipron

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Successful treatment of pituitary abscess with oral administration of sparfloxacin. / Uchida, Yujiro; Tsuchimochi, Noriko; Oku, Miwako; Fujihara, Naoko; Shimono, Nobuyuki; Okada, Kaoru; Harada, Mine.

In: Internal Medicine, Vol. 47, No. 12, 24.11.2008, p. 1147-1151.

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Uchida, Yujiro ; Tsuchimochi, Noriko ; Oku, Miwako ; Fujihara, Naoko ; Shimono, Nobuyuki ; Okada, Kaoru ; Harada, Mine. / Successful treatment of pituitary abscess with oral administration of sparfloxacin. In: Internal Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 47, No. 12. pp. 1147-1151.
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