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My father was diagnosed with brain abscess. what does this mean?

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Pocket of pus: An abscess is an enclosed area of pus due to infection. In the brain this is usually bacterial, sometimes related to sinusitis, dental disease, and other associated illnesses.

Answered 3/9/2012

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Brain Infection: Brain abscesses are infections in the brain. Like a boil on skin. Bacteria and fungi are the most likely causes. Treated with antibiotics and when necessary drainage. Bugs get into brain from blood flow, sinus infections and through fractures.

Answered 8/28/2012

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