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.

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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...

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...
May need surgery. A brain abscess is a collection of pus in a contained area of infection within brain tissue. It comes from infections in teeth, sinuses or ear structures in about 1/3 of cases, is usually due to different bacteria at one time. Antibiotics are necessary, but if the abscess is in a reachable area your local neurosurgeon will want to drain it entirely. Very small one may respond to antibiotics. Read more...

I may have a brain abscess. What do I do?

Imaging. Not sure how you know you have an abscess but a good start would be to get a ct with contrast or an MRI with contrast. Then a neurosurgeon can assess he need for surgery. Read more...

What are the symptoms of a brain abscess?

Brain irritation. A brain abscess can develop due to infection elsewhere in the body that then travels to the brain. Fungus and tape worms can cause brain abscess. The abscess causes a focus of irritation in the brain that can cause headache, stroke like symptoms, and convulsions. Some abscesses are found only when patient presents having focal seizures. Read more...
Fever and headache. Are the most common. Seizures may also occur as can weakness on one side of the body. Read more...

Describe the features of a brain abscess.?

Clinical/imaging. Patients can present with signs and symptoms of the abscess and surrounding edema - headaches, nausea, vomiting, weakness, seizures. Scanning - mass on contrast-enhanced ct or MRI scanning. Read more...

What are the real symptoms of brain abscess?

Headaches. Headaches are very common symptom of brain abscess, but can be associated with many conditions. Fever, visual disturbance, nausea and vomiting are some other symptoms. Read more...

Should I be concerned about a brain abscess?

If you have one, yes. You'll receive follow-up by a neurologist. Depending on the location, there may be residual effect on cognition. memory, motor planning, etc. that require a neuropsychological evaluation & some remediation. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: Brain abscess?

A Brain Abscess. is a focal collection of pus and other material(as are all abscesses) that occurs in the brain. It is usually from a bacterial or fungal infection. It is a serious and life-threatening condition. Fortunately, it is a relatively rare occurence. Read more...