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My father was diagnosed with brain abscess. What does this mean?

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Dr. Paul Slawek
Radiology
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In brief: Brain Infection

Brain abscesses are infections in the brain.
Like a boil on skin. Bacteria and fungi are the most likely causes. Treated with antibiotics and when necessary drainage. Bugs get into brain from blood flow, sinus infections and through fractures.

In brief: Brain Infection

Brain abscesses are infections in the brain.
Like a boil on skin. Bacteria and fungi are the most likely causes. Treated with antibiotics and when necessary drainage. Bugs get into brain from blood flow, sinus infections and through fractures.
Dr. Paul Slawek
Dr. Paul Slawek
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Pocket of pus

An abscess is an enclosed area of pus due to infection.
In the brain this is usually bacterial, sometimes related to sinusitis, dental disease, and other associated illnesses.

In brief: Pocket of pus

An abscess is an enclosed area of pus due to infection.
In the brain this is usually bacterial, sometimes related to sinusitis, dental disease, and other associated illnesses.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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