Brain Abscesses

PROMPT TREATMENT NECESSARY FOR THIS LIFE-THREATENING CONDITION.

MRI of brain abscesses

A brain abscess is a pus-filled swelling in the brain that typically occurs when bacteria or fungi enter the brain tissue after an infection or severe head injury. A brain abscess can be life-threatening and must be treated promptly.

Symptoms

Symptoms vary depending on the location of the brain abscess but may include:

 

  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fever
  • In rare cases, neurological symptoms may also be present

Treatment

Treatment includes antibiotics and close monitoring. In some cases, the abscess may need to be drained or removed surgically if:

 

  • Pressure in the brain continues to build
  • The abscess does not respond to medication
  • The abscess contains gas
  • There is a risk that the abscess might burst

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