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Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

A condition in which the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more


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Can UTI lead to abscess of the spinal cord?

Can UTI lead to abscess of the spinal cord?

Yes: The infection can spread, often through a cluster of veins called batson's plexus, upwards and cause infection of a veterbra or a disc and spread into the spinal canal causing an epidural spinal abscess. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a sinus infection spreading to bone, brain, etc.?

What are symptoms of a sinus infection spreading to bone, brain, etc.?

Meningitis: Sinusitis spreading to brain is very serious. Severe headache, fever, neck stiffness, neurological symptoms. If you have this go immediately to hospital or doctor if it is daytime where you are at. ...Read more

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How can a benign tumor of the middle ear lead to infection in the brain?

How can a benign tumor of the middle ear lead to infection in the brain?

Obstruction: One possibility is due to "mass effect" where the tumor blocks normal drainage patterns and leads to accumulation of fluids which get infected. The middle ear is right next to the brain so things can spread directly, or sometimes erode through the bone. ...Read more

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Can tonsillitis lead to meningitis?

Can tonsillitis lead to meningitis?

Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis is not a common cause for meningitis and in my practice i cannot remember seeing a patient with meningitis thought to be due to meningitis. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection as the result of bad wisdom tooth infection bone/fracutre cause spine infection? Is there barrier between spinal fluid and sinus?

Can sinus infection as the result of bad wisdom tooth infection bone/fracutre cause spine infection? Is there barrier between spinal fluid and sinus?

No: Bad sinus disease if left untreated can cause intracranial infection or even brain abcess. The infection erodes through the bone and covering of the brain. This can cause meningitis, but not necessarily spine infection. ...Read more

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Can sinus infection as a result of bad wisdom tooth removal job lead to brain infection? Is there barrier between the sinus and one's brain?

Can sinus infection as a result of bad wisdom tooth removal job lead to brain infection? Is there barrier between the sinus and one's brain?

Unlikely: If your upper wisdom teeth were removed, there is a possibility of communication with the floor of your maxillary sinuses. These will extend up to the lower portion of your eye socket. To get to your brain, it must then extend to your ethmoid sinuses or sphenoid sinuses. As such, extension to your brain is unlikely. ...Read more

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What our risks and symptoms related to prolonged bacterial infection that is systemic from tooth abscess and infections. Over 2 years?

What our risks and symptoms related to prolonged bacterial infection that is systemic from tooth abscess and infections. Over 2 years?

Lots of risks: Having a long standing infection untreated in your body is not a good thing. You need to get rid of the infections- either via extractions or root canal treatment. If left untreated, the bacteria can enter the bloodstream ; cause septicemia- blood poisoning. This can lead to heart issues and in rare situations death. Dental infections need to be treated. ...Read more

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Getting recurrent staph infection with the hidradenitis suppurativa, can that accumulate any further serious problems with the body?

Getting recurrent staph infection with the hidradenitis suppurativa, can that accumulate any further serious problems with the body?

Question vague: Any staphylococcal infection carries with it the potential to spread and become not only serious, but life-threatening. That having been said, it is not the cause of hydradinitis and although it can secondarily infect these areas if properly managed unlikely to produce major problems. Hope have answered you satisfactorily. Best. ...Read more

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Is my dizziness the result of ear infections or dental infections?

Is my dizziness the result of ear infections or dental infections?

Probably not.: Many (most?) cases of dizziness in adults are not related to infection. As an ENT doctor, i often see dizzy patients that have been misdiagnosed elsewhere with ear infections (otitis media). With that said, ear infections and some sinus infections can indeed cause dizziness; dental infections should not cause dizziness. The best way to be sure is to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can staph aureus cause pus inside tonsils instead of abscess?& can it cause tonsillitis without inflammation of tonsils & fever?Plz ans both separately

Can staph aureus cause pus inside tonsils instead of abscess?& can it cause tonsillitis without inflammation of tonsils & fever?Plz ans both separately

Yes and no: tonsillitis is inflammation by definition, so, no, you can't have tonsillitis w'out inflammation. Doubtful the germ can be there w/out doing anything. mainly, Staph produces a tonsillitis that is hard to treat without surgical removal http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6417772 (with a lot of irritation, inflammation and pus, but does NOT generally make abcesses). it's ...Read more

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Can sinus infection as the result of bad wisdom tooth removal job/ fracture cause spine infection? Is there barrier between spinal fluid and sinus?

Can sinus infection as the result of bad wisdom tooth removal job/ fracture cause spine infection? Is there barrier between spinal fluid and sinus?

Yes: If you develop a sinus infection that become blood borne , the infection may spread to bone. There can also be spread to the intervertebral disc . Although the occurrence is rare, it is possible are is recorded. ...Read more

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Can a mastoid infection become meningitis?

Can a mastoid infection become meningitis?

Mastoiditis : Yes. It is important to finish all antibiotics as prescribed and follow up to make sure the infection is cleared from the mastoid. ...Read more

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Can leaving a yeast infection untreated cause swelling of the lymph nodes?

Yes : Any infection or inflammation can cause the lymph nodes to become larger. Not sure why you wouldn't treat the infection? ...Read more

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Can symptoms of bacterial meningitis be very mild and potentially go undiagnosed? And can a sore in the nostril cause sinusitis and/ or meningitis?

Can symptoms of bacterial meningitis be very mild and potentially go undiagnosed?  And can a sore in the nostril cause sinusitis and/ or meningitis?

No and yes: Bacterial meningitis is never mild and more often life threatening if not treated. It would be amazing if not diagnosed in american medicine. But the infection source could be nasal or sinus, but also skin, bloodstream, and lungs. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Tonsilar Abscess (Definition)

Tonsilar abscess = a localized pocket ...Read more