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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- Bacterial Infections: Bacteria are tiny single-celled microbes that can infect the body. Some bacterial infections can be quite dangerous and worsen
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- Sinusitis: Sinusitis is the inflammation of the areas called the “sinuses”, which are cavities in the facial area, near the nose
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- Ear Infection: An ear infection can affect one or both ears. There are different types of ear infection depending on the exact
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- Blood Disorders: Blood disorders are those affecting the circulating blood cells. Red blood cell disorders include anemia (too few), polycythemia (too many)
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- Infection: Infection refers to the body reacting to a microbe or pathogen. It is somewhat distinct from “inflammation” but there is
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