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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2012, Article ID 979836, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/979836
Case Report

Acute Sinusitis Resulting in a Craniotomy: An Uncommon Complication of a Common Infection

1JFK Medical Center and Division of General Internal Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA
2Department of Biomedical Sciences, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33431, USA
3JFK Medical Center and Department of Medicine, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33136, USA

Received 21 April 2012; Accepted 5 July 2012

Academic Editors: M. Ghate and P. Montesinos Fernández

Copyright © 2012 Allison Price et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Acute bacterial sinusitis is a common infectious condition. Patients may initially present with an uncomplicated infection and later, despite appropriate initial antibiotic therapy, develop a potentially life-threatening complication. Interventions aimed at alleviating such unexpected events need be prompt and adequate. We describe a case of a patient who initially presented with signs and symptoms of acute sinusitis later to be diagnosed with a frontal epidural abscess.