- Foreign bodies introduced by trauma: Penetrating head injuries make children susceptible to intracerebral abscess formation because retained debris and/or bone fragments can serve as a nidus of infection.
- Penetrating injury to eye: Many children have sustained penetrating ocular injuries as a result of experimenting with sharp objects such as pencils and sticks, and intracranial extension may lead to an abscess (7, 50, 71).
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