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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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
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine


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