Glossary for Brain abscess
Medical terms related to Brain abscess or mentioned in this section include:
- Abscess: This is an area of puss collected in a cavity which is constituted by necrotised tissue
- Alcohol abuse: Excessive alcohol as a symptom of other conditions
- Amebic dysentery: Intestinal inflammation caused by Entamoeba histolytica and often marked by symptoms such as frequent, loose bowel movements that contain blood and mucus. Also called intestinal amebiasis.
- Amoebiasis: An infectious disease caused by a free-living amoebic parasite called Entamoeba histolytica. The organism infects the bowel and causes gastroenteritis. Infection occurs through ingesting contaminated food or water. It is more common in countries with poor sanitation. The incubation period may last from days to weeks before symptoms appear.
- Bacterial endocarditis: Infection and inflammation of the inner layers of the heart, most commonly the valves cause by bacteria.
- Brain conditions: Medical conditions that affect the brain
- Brain symptoms: Symptoms affecting the brain
- Candida: Fungal infection often called thrush
- Cyanosis: Blueness or purple coloring of skin.
- Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
- Drug abuse: Drug use as a symptom of other conditions
- E-coli food poisoning: Type of bacterial food poisoning
- Ear infection: Infection of the ear - may involve the middle and inner ear.
- HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
- Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
- Heart symptoms: Symptoms affecting the heart
- Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia: A rare genetic disorder characterized by epistaxes and multiple telangiectases.
- Infection: Infections as a symptom.
- Lemierre's syndrome: A very rare condition where a throat infection leads to secondary infection and blood clot formation in the internal jugular vein. The infected blood clot can then travel to other parts of the body and cause problems. The usual bacterial culprit is Fusobacterium necrophorum.
- Listeriosis -- granulomatous infantiseptica: Listeria monocytogenes infection that is transmitted from a pregnant woman to the fetus.
- Mastoiditis: Inflammation of a bone behind the ear
- Middle ear infection: An infection which occurs in the middle ear
- Neoplasms: abnormal proliferation of cells.
- Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
- Neurological disorders related to AIDS: It usually occurs due to decreased immunity.
- Neurological symptoms: Any symptoms that are caused by neurological conditions
- Nocardiosis: A rare infectious disease caused by the bacteria Nocardia asteroides which primarily affects the lung but may also involve the brain, soft tissues and other organs.
- Pervasive developmental disorders: Group of developmental disorders often recognized before 3 years of age.
- Pulmonary arterio-veinous aneurysm: A very rare disorder where there is an abnormal opening between a pulmonary artery and vein which can affect blood oxygenation.
- Rhodococcus equi: A rare form of bacterial infection that usually affects horses and foals but can cause infection mainly in immunocompromised people. Infection usually starts at the site of some sort of trauma. Symptoms and severity may vary considerably depending on the location and extent of the infection.
- Sinusitis: Inflammation of the sinus passages (as a symptom)
- Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
- Skull fracture: A fracture of the bones of the skull
- Skull symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skull surrounding the brain.
- Staphylococcal infection: Any infection caused by the bacteria staphylococcal
- Streptococcal Infections: Various "strep" bacterial infections.
- Tooth infection: Infection of the tooth.
- Upper Respiratory Infection: The occurrence of an infection of the upper respiratory tract
- Urinary tract infection: Infection of the urinary tract
- Ventricular septal defect: An abnormal connection between the 2 lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart.
- Wound Infection: Infection of a skin wound.
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