Brain Abscess - Causes and Symptoms
Other Names: Cerebral Abscess, CNS Abscess.
Brain Abscess Definition
A brain abscess is a mass of immune cells, pus, and other material that can occur when the brain is infected by bacteria or fungus. This condition may cause problems with the brain and spinal cord function. Brain abscesses are rare, but are more common in young school-aged children than other ages.
Brain Abscess Causes
Brain abscesses commonly occur when bacteria or fungi infect part of the brain. Inflammation develops in response. Infected brain cells, white blood cells, and live and dead microorganisms collect in a limited area of the brain.
Other Causes of Brain Abscess and sources of transmission of causative agents:
Brain Abscess Symptoms
A brain abscess can cause many different symptoms, depending on its location, its size, and the extent of inflammation and swelling around the abscess. The symptoms of brain abscess usually occur in a week of developing infection. A fever and chills may occur at first but then disappear as the body fights off the infection. Early symptoms are characteristic of a bacterial infection and may include the following:
Brain Abscess Treatment
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