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Is ruptured brain abscess considered brain injury or traumatic brain injury?

Is  ruptured brain abscess considered brain injury or traumatic brain injury?

No: A brain abscess is a medical emergency and is due to a localized brain infection. If it ruptures, meningitis could occur and cause death. Unless there has been an open head injury, trauma does not directly cause infection. Physical injury such as falling and striking the head results maybe in "traumatic brain injury". ...Read more

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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Is ruptured brain abscess considered traumatic brain injury?

Is ruptured brain abscess considered traumatic brain injury?

No: A brain abscess is a medical emergency and is due to a localized brain infection. If it ruptures, meningitis could occur and cause death. Unless there has been an open head injury, trauma does not directly cause infection. Physical injury such as falling and striking the head results maybe in "traumatic brain injury". ...Read more

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Is traumatic brain injury same as brain damaged?

Is traumatic brain injury same as brain damaged?

No: It's not about being politically correct. It is specific to damage from trauma (such as car crash, etc), rather than other types of damage (stroke, etc). ...Read more

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Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

Possible MS from head injury that caused severe concussion?

MS / injury: Multiple sclerosis is not due to injury. It is affected by genetics, sunlight exposure / vitamin D, and possibly by other factors. The causes are not known with certainty but injury is not one of them! You may find this information about concussions helpful: http://www.neurocuro.com/concussion/ Good luck! ...Read more

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What symptoms follow traumatic brain injury?

What symptoms follow traumatic brain injury?

Several: Acutely you have headache, pain at the trauma site, possibly memory loss, over time there can be has, mood symptoms, memory symptoms, behavioral issues. ...Read more

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Regarding traumatic brain injury.Does recovery occurs at primary injury or secondary injury?

Regarding traumatic brain injury.Does recovery occurs at primary injury or secondary injury?

Please clarify: I am not understanding the question on traumatic brain injury and how recovery takes place...Or when? Would like to help you understand this entity a bit better. ...Read more

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Can`t concentrate after mild traumatic brain injury?

Common problem: This is a common problem after TBI. Speak to your doctor about an evaluation with a neuropsychologist. From the results of that evaluation, appropriate management can be developed. ...Read more

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Can a frontal lobe brain injury cause MS ?

Can a frontal lobe brain injury cause MS ?

Probably not : The exact cause of multiple sclerosis is not well understood. However, researchers have looked at a link between brain injury and ms. It is a very weak relationship. About 1 person in 5000 who has a brain injury may get ms, so i wouldn't worry too much about it. ...Read more

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How serious is acute spinal cord injury?

How serious is acute spinal cord injury?

Very: It can lead to paralysis. It needs to be managed by an expert in an appropriate setting. ...Read more

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Could spinal cord injury cause cognitive injuries?

Could spinal cord injury cause cognitive injuries?

Not by itself: Spinal cord injury alone does not account for cognitive impairments, however, often there is an overlooked closed head injury to blame. Any injury of sufficient force to cause cord injury could cause concussion. Another possibility is that medications used to treat the effects spinal cord injury (bladder meds, spasticity meds, pain meds) can cause impairments in awareness, memory, etc. ...Read more

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What's a traumatic brain injury?

What's a traumatic brain injury?

Brain damage: Tbi- traumatic brain injury is when the brain is injured from a strike, fall, accident, explosion or any other concussive injury to the head injuring the underlying soft brain tissue. They can be mild from concussion to severe such as persistent vegetative state. ...Read more

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Can brain injuries or brain damage cause deafness?

Can brain injuries or brain damage cause deafness?

Yes: We don't hear with our ears, we hear with our brains. Injury to the auditory nerve from the ear to the brain or injury to the areas of the brain involved with hearing can result in deafness, . ...Read more

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Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

Traumatic brain injury always permanent?

Depends on a lot: This is often the debate which engages forensic neuropsychologists (see http://forensicneuropsychology.Com) and forensic neurologists. Results can vary greatly even with similar ct or MRI findings. Generally severity, presence of intracranial bleeding, elevated icp, early or especially post-traumatic seizures, locaiton of injury, shearing, and pre-injury factors ie. Age, prior injury, health etc. ...Read more

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What amount compensation for spinal cord injury and heart injury?

What amount compensation for spinal cord injury and heart injury?

Medical site: This is site for asking medical questions. You might want to try a lawyer's website. ...Read more

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Are febrile seizures considered brain injury?

Are febrile seizures considered brain injury?

Not usually: These are not entirely uncommon before age 5 when the brain is not very mature and has less ability to suppress excess electrical activity inside the brain. The further it is after that age, it is much more important to bring this to medical or neurological attention. A few early febrile seizures before age 5 usually would not be associated with any significant brain injury or findings. ...Read more

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Slight and transit brain injury?

Slight and transit brain injury?

Good question: The brain is very complex. Brief disruption can happen, and full recovery can occur. A transient ischemic event can happen. Concussion can happen. A seizure can happen. A migraine can happen. A psychotic break can happen. All can recover fully or leave deficits. A good neurologist can help determine cause and effect. ...Read more

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Can fevers cause brain trauma and damage?

Can fevers cause brain trauma and damage?

No: Fever is part of the immune system, and helps your child fight off infection. Children tolerate even high fevers very well. There is no damage to your child from the fever itself. Fever is a sign that there is illness, so your doctor will evaluate to find out what is causing the fever. ...Read more

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58y woman with brain injury, history of CHF and aspiration pneumonia. High fever, "extensive double pneumonia". O2 sats dropping. Odds of survival?

58y woman with brain injury, history of CHF and aspiration pneumonia. High fever, "extensive double pneumonia". O2 sats dropping. Odds of survival?

Not great: A major infection often carries a poor prognosis in individuals who already have these major underlying medical issues. No doctor can given you odds without knowing the patient. Speak with the doctors caring for her. ...Read more

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Are febrile seizures considered brain injury?

Not usually: These are not entirely uncommon before age 5 when the brain is not very mature and has less ability to suppress excess electrical activity inside the brain. The further it is after that age, it is much more important to bring this to medical or neurological attention. A few early febrile seizures before age 5 usually would not be associated with any significant brain injury or findings. ...Read more

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Which type of brain damage can result for a fever over 104 for 11days in an adult?

Unpredictable: If there are no symptoms, it is likely that there is no permanent damage, as the adult brain is more resistant than a child's. If there are seizures, weakness, numbness, or severe headaches, an evaluation with MRI should be conducted. ...Read more

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What type of brain damage can result from a fever of over 104 for 11 days in an adult?

What type of brain damage can result from a fever of over 104 for 11 days in an adult?

How Far Over?: Brain damage from a fever generally will not occur unless the fever is over 107.6 °f (42 °c). That being said, if a person has a relatively low threshold for febrile seizures, it is conceivable that a lower fever could induce frequent seizures and cause problems from low oxygen getting to the brain (anoxic injury). ...Read more

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How likely is a 106-106.8 fever to cause brain damage if maintained around a week?

Brain damage: Fevers in the range of 106 are dangerous for many reasons, if lasting a week or more then yes there can be a risk of brain damage. ...Read more

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Just because a 13 month has a low grade fever do you need to take her to the hospital, and with a fever never over 101.7 cause brain damage?

Maybe: While this may not require a hospital, it is a good idea to see your pediatrician. Since babies can't communicate their pains, only an exam can tell if there's something requiring treatment. Extra caution is always needed in those under 2. That level of fever is not correlated with febrile seizures nor brain damage. ...Read more

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High fever at 3years old, doctor said to constantly apply ice to head, now she is in 30's and has brain damage, mental age is 3. What caused this?

High fever at 3years old,  doctor said to constantly apply ice to head, now she is in 30's and has brain damage, mental age is 3. What caused this?

Hard to say: A high fever at three may or may not have anything to do with her intellectual handicap. Most if not all people have fever and go on to have a normal life.I had an 8 yo in the office a few yrs ago that had a 107F and has done fine. If the illness causing the fever was an encephalitis, it might produce later problems. Without a thorough history, exam and relevant tests, no reliable answer is possbl ...Read more

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Can febrile seizures cause permanent brain damage?

Can febrile seizures cause permanent brain damage?

Usually not: To call the seizure as a febrile seizure, the age of the child should be between 6 mo and 6 yrs, the seizure should be associated with the sudden raise of high temp, the sizure should be generalized and less than 15 mins, even if it is prolonged and it was purely a febrile seizure, it does not cause permanent brain injury. ...Read more

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Can febrile seizures cause permanent brain damage in a person?

Definition issue: By definition, febrile seizures are considered benign, lasting only minutes & not leading to respiratory compromise. As long as the brain & heart get oxygen, the chances of death or disability is remote & kids outgrow them. However, some kids with epilepsy will have a seizure with a fever, & carry a fsz label but go on to have major seizures with damage as they get older. ...Read more

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If you had febrile seizures when you were young, could it caused brain damage?

Not by definition: Febrile seizures are common:1/20 kids 6m-6yr. By definition the term is applied to seizures not thought to be triggered by or cause brain injury.Whether brief or longer, the label was seldom used if the kids seizure resulted in impairment of oxygen flow to the brain which would be the main cause of injury.The seizure itself did not.Problems come if true epilepsy emerges in young kids & confuses us. ...Read more

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If you had febrile seizures when you were young, does that mean you've suffered brain damage?

If you had febrile seizures when you were young, does that mean you've suffered brain damage?

No: Febrile seizures reflect a tendency for the immature nervous system 6m-6yr to have a brief seizure with the sudden stress of a rapid rise in body temperature.Most definitions of fs exclude those that have any interference with the breathing mechanism that might produce oxygen deprivation.A true seizure disorder (epilepsy) can have seizures during fever but the process & issues are different. ...Read more

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Can febrile seizures be the cause of permanent brain damage or be fatal?

Can febrile seizures be the cause of permanent brain damage or be fatal?

Benign by definition: It is good to point out a difference here between a seizure occurring with a fever & a "febrile seizure". Anyone with a variety of different types of seizures can have a major seizure during a fever.The outcome of this is related to the type of seizure & complications common to that type. Febrile seizures are by definition, brief, don't impair oxygenation or result in long term injury. ...Read more

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Hello, in a surgery to remove tonsils, is there any risk such as brain damage during general anaesthesia if my 5 yr boy has had febrile seizures?

Tonsillectomy: By the time most children reach five years of age they have outgrown febrile seizures and should not be aproblem for your child to have surgery for his tonsils. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have a brain injury?

What to do if I think I have a brain injury?

Brain injury: It really depends on the injury, how severe it was and the resultant effect on you. If "you think" you have had a brain injury then it is likely not that severe. If you think it was more severe then you need to consult with a neurologist for an evaluation to determine how severe or not severe the injury might be. ...Read more

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Why am I so scared of everything after a brain injury?

Why am I so scared of everything after a brain injury?

Need evaluation: Are you concerned about re-injury? Was it a traumatic brain injury? Frontal lobe affected? Have you been diagnosed with depression or post traumatic stress disorder? This is not a simple subject- It isn't one we can answer on HealthTap Basic. It is worth discussing with your neurologist. Take care. ...Read more

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I have brain injury or just a bad headache?

I have brain injury or just a bad headache?

Vague Q !: Did you hit your head ? You need to be seen by a doctor, i can not clearly answer you like this ! ...Read more

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How do I perform vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury?

How do I perform vision rehabilitation after a stroke or brain injury?

Specialist: You usually should see an optometrist or opthalmologist who has special interest and training in this area. They can recommend and fit you for special glasses that may help as well as recommend other types of rehabilitation programs usually in conjunction with an occupational therapist. These specialist are usually affiliated with rehabilitation hospitals although they also may be independent. ...Read more

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Why am i seeing the world in slow motion after my brain injury is this normal?

Why am i seeing the world in slow motion after my brain injury is this normal?

Slow processing: After a brain injury one of the most common problems is a slowing of the brain's processing speed. If this is a persistent problem, speak to a neurologist about how to help this issue. ...Read more

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My daughter fell out of the window. How can I save my daughter from brain injury?

See below: The initial trauma has all ready occurred. You have to make sure that you check with an urgent care center to make sure that there are no further problems. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose sexual interest and horny feeling with a brain injury that how I am since this happen?

Is it normal to lose sexual interest and horny feeling with a brain injury that how I am since this happen?

It Is Possible: Traumatic brain injury and after neurosurgery you can have changes in your libido. You can also have changes in your personality. Give it at least two years before assuming this is how you are now. Your brain is adapting and changing. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Traumatic Brain Injury (Definition)

Damage to the brain after trauma. It can be temporary or permanent depending on the severity of the trauma, patient age, and other issues such as whether the patient has had previous trauma or ...Read more


Dr. Walter Husar
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more