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Brain Abcess Symptoms
Fever, neural sympts: Beyond generalizable symptoms of infection ie. Fevers and signs like elevated white count, elevated platelets, CRP etc. Brain abscesses will also manifest with signs related to where they are - ie. Lesion's location will determine specific signs where they are affected and if the lesion is large enough and starts to exert pressure it can also cause headaches or meningeal signs like a stiff neck. ...Read more
Brain abscess: A brain abscess is a rare condition. It may be more common in people with a suppressed immune system, heart disease or very poor dental health. I think common symptoms are unexplained headaches, seizure, or unexplained fevers. Many headaches are not explained well, and are not normally caused by a cerebral abscess. ...Read more
If i had neuro-lyme disease and also a brain abscess from a sinus abscess, what would the symptoms be like?
Hypothetical: Do you have confirmed lyme disease or is there suspicion that you could potentially have? Do you also have a confirmed sinus abscess or instead do you have a garden variety sinus infection? Lyme should be vigorously treated with appropriate antibiotics. By the way, it could mimic ms symptoms on occasion, but could also look like motor neuron type of disease. Strongly urge infectious disease dr. ...Read more
How much time does it take for a abscess tooth to cause a brain infection and what are the symptoms?
How long does it take for a abscess tooth to cause a brain infection and what might be the symptoms?
It Depends: If an upper tooth is abscessed, and the abscess goes into the fascia (the layer between the bone and muscle), it can spread fairly quickly, and i don't think anyone wants to find out how quickly! the infection can go to the angular vein, and then to the cavernous sinus, leading to a need for hospitalization. Why risk it? If you think you have a tooth abscess, see your dentist to take care of it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A serious condition: Having a brain abscess is a serious condition, its not something that heals on its own typically, depending on the size and location of abscess it might be treated with antibiotics or it may need to be drained by a neurosurgeon, typically in a hospital setting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Easy: Do any of the following apply to you? 1) Fever. 2) Seizures. 3) Delirium, stupor or coma. 4) You're in an ICU, probably intubated. 5) They're looking at your brain CT & they don't have happy faces. 6) You're getting heavy doses of antibiotics, antiepileptics, & maybe steroids. 7) A neurosurgeon wants to cut a hole in your head. If this does not describe your current situation, you're probably OK. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is: It is described as a collection of pus or matter from a bacterial or fungal source in the brain. From it you can have changes in mental status including confusion, dizziness, headaches, blurred vision, poor focus, irritability, sudden changes in mood, muscle weakness or headaches. There may also be nausea vomiting or fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer