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Infectious complication of Blunt head injury
  1. Hemal K Kanzaria1,
  2. Alissa Detz2
  1. 1Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
  2. 2Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Hemal K Kanzaria, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, 10940 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 710 Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA; hkanzaria{at}mednet.ucla.edu

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A middle-aged man presented to a rural hospital in South Africa with a history of head trauma. He reported being attacked and stoned 2 weeks prior, and subsequently noticed drainage from a wound he sustained during the assault. On physical exam, he had a 3 cm×2 cm forehead wound with purulent drainage. Neurologic exam showed no focal deficits. Lateral and frontal skull films …

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