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Cronobacter brain abscess and refractory epilepsy in a newborn: role of epilepsy surgery. Illustrative case

Meredith Yang, John Tsiang, Melissa A. LoPresti, and Sandi Lam

underwent a corpus callosotomy and additional abscess debridement. Seizures resolved after surgery, with confirmatory follow-up EEG on hospital day 45, which showed no electrographic seizures. Abscess resolution was confirmed with surveillance imaging ( Fig. 4 ). The patient completed an 8-week course of intravenous cefepime and gentamicin. As a sequela of his intracranial infection, the patient had postinfectious hydrocephalus, subsequently managed by an endoscopic third ventriculostomy, septostomy, and aqueductoplasty, with a durable result at the 18-month follow