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Case Reports in Radiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 7040352, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/7040352
Case Report

Multiple Brain Abscesses due to Streptococcus anginosus: Prediction of Mortality by an Imaging Severity Index Score

Department of Radiology, University of Louisville, 530 S. S. Jackson Street, CCB C07, Louisville, KY 40202, USA

Received 17 October 2015; Revised 31 January 2016; Accepted 1 February 2016

Academic Editor: Amit Agrawal

Copyright © 2016 K. O. Kragha. 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

An elderly patient with altered mental status, brain abscesses, ventriculitis, and empyemas died of septic shock and brain abscesses secondary to Streptococcus anginosus despite aggressive treatment. An imaging severity index score with a better prognostic value than the Glasgow coma scale predicted mortality in this patient.