A member asked:

Can a epidermal cyst spread infection to brain or spine? i have one that seems to be inflamed at base of skull close to spine. dr appt is 9 days away.

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Such a cyst, if infected, can spread but not usually to the brain or spinal cord. Call your physician if there is spreading redness or increased pain at the cyst site.

Answered Apr 30, 2014



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