Table 2:

Summary of the metabolites observed in the 3 types of brain abscesses studied

Type of AbscessMetabolite*
Amino Acid (0.9 ppm)Lipid (1.3 ppm)Lactate (1.3 ppm)Lipid + LactateAcetate (1.9 ppm)Succinate (2.4 ppm)(3.6–3.8 ppm)
  • * The figures indicate the number of abscesses that showed the presence of a particular metabolite.

  • Multiple peaks between 3.6 and 3.8 were assigned to trehalose, as reported in the literature.12