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Can staph infection travel to your brain?

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In brief: Unfortunately yes

Staph typically will present as a brain abscess, an infected mass that swells and compresses nearby brain tissue, and may cause headache, stiff neck, fever, blurred vision, and focal neurological signs.
Occasionally, surgery is needed.

In brief: Unfortunately yes

Staph typically will present as a brain abscess, an infected mass that swells and compresses nearby brain tissue, and may cause headache, stiff neck, fever, blurred vision, and focal neurological signs.
Occasionally, surgery is needed.
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Dr. Willam Lau
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Yes

Usually via the blood stream, but direct extension from the scalp, skull, or sinuses have occurred.

In brief: Yes

Usually via the blood stream, but direct extension from the scalp, skull, or sinuses have occurred.
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