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Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation in a child with multiple brain abscesses: A case report

ST Hlophe, R Masekela

Abstract


Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) are caused by abnormal connections between arteries and veins, which lead to right-to-left shunting of deoxygenated blood. Here, we report an 11-year-old male who presented with signs suggestive of intracranial pathology. The patient displayed signs of a chronic illness, possibly congenital malformation that was complicated by PAVM and multiple brain abscesses. This case illustrates the importance of doing a detailed examination and investigations, especially if the history alone is not helpful in making a diagnosis.


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ST Hlophe, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Clinical Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

R Masekela, Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, Nelson R Mandela School of Clinical Medicine, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

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African Journal of Thoracic and Critical Care Medicine 2021;27(1):26. DOI:10.7196/AJTCCM.2021.v27i1.109

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Date submitted: 2021-03-09
Date published: 2021-03-09

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