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Hear no evil, see no evil: a careful history with judicious use of imaging in detecting brain abscess
  1. Catherine Long1,
  2. Nigel Curtis1,2,3,
  3. Bridget Joan Freyne1,2,3
  1. 1Infectious Diseases Unit, The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3Infectious Diseases and Microbiology Group, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, Parkville, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Catherine Long, Infectious Diseases Unit, The Royal Children’s Hospital, Parkville, VIC 3052, Australia; catherine.g.long{at}gmail.com

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A previously healthy 10-year-old girl became acutely unwell with headache, nausea and vomiting, all exacerbated by movement. She also had an episode of altered consciousness with subsequent retrograde amnesia and was incontinent of urine. She presented to her local hospital and was found to be afebrile with no focal neurological signs. She was discharged with a diagnosis of first-episode absence seizure.

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