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Is ruptured brain abscess considered traumatic brain injury?

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In brief: No

A brain abscess is a medical emergency and is due to a localized brain infection.
If it ruptures, meningitis could occur and cause death. Unless there has been an open head injury, trauma does not directly cause infection. Physical injury such as falling and striking the head results maybe in "traumatic brain injury".

In brief: No

A brain abscess is a medical emergency and is due to a localized brain infection.
If it ruptures, meningitis could occur and cause death. Unless there has been an open head injury, trauma does not directly cause infection. Physical injury such as falling and striking the head results maybe in "traumatic brain injury".
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