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- aHeart Center, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
- bKansas City Pediatric Cardiology, Kansas City, Missouri
- cHeart Center, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri
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Dr. Bethany G. Runkel, Children’s Mercy Kansas City, 2401 Gillham Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64108.
Brain abscess is a rare but life-threatening condition. Intracardiac or extracardiac right-to-left shunting in patients with unrepaired cyanotic congenital heart disease, pulmonary arteriovenous malformations, or venovenous collaterals allows microbes unfiltered access to the brain. Brain abscess must be considered when cyanotic patients present with headache. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)
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- Received February 18, 2020.
- Revision received April 26, 2020.
- Accepted April 28, 2020.
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