Brain abscess: Overview

A brain abscess is an infection of the brain with the formation of an abscess. A bacterial infection occurring within the brain has caused the production of pus, forming an abscess. The abscess may form within the brain or in the meninges. A brain abscess may result from a brain injury or from the spread of infections elsewhere in the body (e.g. sinus infection, ear infection, blood infection). Brain abscess, like most brain conditions, is dangerous and life-threatening. Suspected brain abscess needs immediate professional medical attention.

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