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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

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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What causes abscess in the brain?

What causes abscess in the brain?

Infection: Either direct spread of an infection directly adjacent to the brain such as from air sinuses, or hematogenous spread through the bloodstream such as from an infected heart valve. More common in patients who are immunosuppressed as well. ...Read more

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Should i be worried about a potential abscess in the brain?

Should i be worried about a potential abscess in the brain?

Brain abscess: In general brain abscess these are rare. Causes of these usually are due to an infection somewhere else in the body that breaks off and goes to the brain. Iv drug use for example could predispose somebody to this condition. If you're concerned i would go to your physician and discuss your issues. ...Read more

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Toothache and abscess, brain infection related?

Toothache and abscess, brain infection related?

Possible: There have been documented cases of death due to an abscessed tooth draining into the brain region, one such sad case of a child who's parents could not afford the antibiotics and chose to buy the pain medicine. ...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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Can an abscessed tooth affect my brain aneurysm?

It is unlikely: An abscessed tooth does have the potential to spread infection into the blood stream. This should not, however, affect a known brain aneurysm. ...Read more

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What are brain abscess conditions?

What are brain abscess conditions?

Infection: Brain abscess is an infection in the brain. This is a mass in the brain that is a capsule that is filled with pus. It can lead to pressure in the brain and headaches and seizures. The treatment is surgery to decompress and wash it out. This is followed by antibiotics. The type of infection may vary depending on the type of bacteria. Brain abscess is a serious condition. ...Read more

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What does having brain abscess mean?

What does having brain abscess mean?

Infection: Having a brain abscess meanse having a circumscribed infection or bacteria or fungus in a part of the brain. People can manifest with confusion, fever, headache, vomiting, or seizures. Once this is diagnosed, it usually requires hospitalization in order to start IV antibiotics and to identify the specific organism(e.g. Bug) causing the infection. ...Read more

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What are the tests for brain abscess?

What are the tests for brain abscess?

MRI or CT scan: Mri or ct scan of the brain, preferably with injection of contrast into a vein in your arm. ...Read more

Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more