Journal of General Practice

ISSN: 2329-9126

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Nilmarie Guzmán

Shands Jacksonville Medical Center,
655 W 8th St, Jacksonville, FL 32209

  • Case Report
    Potts Puffy Tumor: A New Complication of HIV
    Author(s): Saif Ibrahim, Farah Al-Saffar, Robert W Regenhardt and Nilmarie GuzmánSaif Ibrahim, Farah Al-Saffar, Robert W Regenhardt and Nilmarie Guzmán

    Background: First described in 1760, Pott’s Puffy Tumor (PPT) is frontal bone osteomyelitis and sub-periosteal abscess complicated by frontal sinusitis. Currently, it’s a very rare complication due to the advent of Antibiotics and even more rare in adults than adolescents as developmental differences in cranial anatomy have been presumed to be the reason why more cases are seen in the younger age group. Only 32 adult cases are reported since 1990 to date. Most common organisms being streptococci, staphylococci, and anaerobes. The Case: 51 year old African American male patient presented with worsening frontal headache and a painful swelling on the forehead along with diplopia. Past history is positive for HIV, diagnosed 7 years earlier, not on antiretroviral therapy, in addition to surgery for head trauma 13 years prior. With appropriate medical and surgical management, th.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9126.1000154

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