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Cerebral abscess with as a complication of pelvic inflammatory disease in the setting of intrauterine device use.


A 43-year-old healthy female with no significant medical problems except for recently diagnosed pelvic inflammatory disease presented to our hospital with acute onset, severe head and neck pain. Brain imaging revealed a rim-enhancing lesion consistent with an abscess. The patient underwent successful surgical removal of the abscess and its capsule. Intraoperative cultures grew and she was discharged with a plan for four weeks of intravenous ceftriaxone.