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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
2,457 doctors shared insights

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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Could an abscess of the tonsils lead to spinal meningitis?

Could an abscess of the tonsils lead to spinal meningitis?

Highly unlikely: It would be extraordinarily difficult to contract spinal meningitis in this manner. But if you have any concerns, it's always better to convey your concerns to your family doctor. ...Read more

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What are the tests for tonsilar abscess?

What are the tests for tonsilar abscess?

Not usually done: Usually we can tell if somebody has an abscess by just examining them. In rare cases a ct scan of the neck can be performed to confirm this. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of tonsilar abscess?

What are the common symptoms of tonsilar abscess?

Niemann–Pick disease: Disease refers to a group of fatal inherited metabolic disorders that are included in the larger family of lysosomal storage diseases . Symptoms are related to the organs in which they accumulate. Enlargement of the liver and spleen (hepatosplenomegaly) may cause reduced appetite, abdominal distension and pain as well as thrombocytopenia secondary to splenomegaly and others. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for tonsilar abscess?

What is the treatment for tonsilar abscess?

Drainage and meds: Usually we drain the abscess with with a needle or incise it with a blade under local anesthesia. Then we treat with antibiotics and sometimes steroids. ...Read more

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Does the symptom behavioral changes mean that I have fungal meningitis?

Does the symptom behavioral changes mean that I have fungal meningitis?

Unlikely: There are many, many more likely reasons to have behavioral changes. Furthermore, isolated behavioral changes would be an unusual presentation of meningitis. Fever, neck stiffness, intolerance of light, and lethargy can often be seen in meningitis. ...Read more

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Can a person who had a bad case of bacterial meningitis have some personality changes afterwards?

Post serious illness: Yes. Unfortunately. There is quite a lag time in healing from this kind of severe physical and emotional trauma...Especially when it affects the brain so directly. ...Read more

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Interested to know how does the meningitis vaccine change cells?

Interested to know how does the meningitis vaccine change cells?

Meningitis vaccine: Works by exposing the disease fighting cells in the blood to pieces of meningitis causing bacteria. The blood cells then become primed, so that when the body is exposed to the real meningitis bacteria, they will recognize it quickly and destroy the germs. ...Read more

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Is it typical to have personality changes temporarily while recouperating from viral meningitis?

Is it typical to have personality changes temporarily  while recouperating from viral meningitis?

No: Mental status or personality changes can occur during the illness, while recuperating they should usually feel better. ...Read more

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Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when 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


Dr. William Singer
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Tonsilar Abscess (Definition)

A tonsilar abscess is a collection of infected material (pus) in one or both tonsils. It is often caused by bacteria, and common symptoms may include difficulty swallowing, fever, ...Read more