A purulent collection within the brain most commonly arising from hematogenous sources of infection (pulmonary, cardiac, renal), contiguous spread (sinusitis, dental, and mastoiditis...
Recent onset of progressive headache
New focal neurologic deficit or hemiparesis
Altered mental status progressing to stupor and coma
Nausea, vomiting, lethargy
Treatment of brain abscess requires a combination of surgical intervention and appropriate antimicrobial ...
Prolonged ICU stay may be required in critically ill patients.
May need long-term rehabilitative care
Postsurgical monitoring, as needed
Serial CT ...
G06.0 Intracranial abscess and granuloma
A06.6 Amebic brain abscess
B37.89 Other sites of candidiasis
324.0 Intracranial abscess
006.5 Amebic brain abscess
112.89 Other candidiasis of other ...
Headache, altered mental status, and seizure are common presenting symptoms of a brain abscess.
Determining the portal of entry and source of infection is helpful but not always possibl...
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