Title

Perianal abscess in a 2-year-old presenting with a febrile seizure and swelling of the perineum.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-24-2019

Publication Title

Oxford Medical Case Reports

Abstract

An anorectal abscess, specifically a perianal abscess, is a relatively uncommon infection in children. It is a purulent fluid collection under the soft tissue outside the anus. Some of these abscesses may spontaneously drain and heal by themselves, while others may result in sepsis and require surgical intervention. The transition to a systemic illness requiring hospital admission is considered rare. We present the case of a 2-year-old male presenting with a febrile seizure and found to be systemically ill secondary to a perianal abscess. To our knowledge, this is the first case reported in the literature of a febrile seizure secondary to a perianal abscess.

Volume

2019

Issue

1

First Page

116

Last Page

116

DOI

10.1093/omcr/omy116

ISSN

2053-8855

PubMed ID

30697433

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