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What is Brain abscess?

What is Brain abscess?

  • Brain abscess: Pus accumulating into an abscess on the brain.
  • Brain abscess: Circumscribed collections of suppurative material occurring in the spinal or intracranial EPIDURAL SPACE. The majority of epidural abscesses occur in the spinal canal and are associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a vertebral body; ANALGESIA, EPIDURAL; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include local and radicular pain, weakness, sensory loss, URINARY INCONTINENCE, and FECAL INCONTINENCE. Cranial epidural abscesses are usually associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a cranial bone, SINUSITIS, or OTITIS MEDIA. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p710 and pp1240-1; J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1998 Aug;65(2):209-12)
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Brain abscess: Introduction

Types of Brain abscess:

Broader types of Brain abscess:

What causes Brain abscess?

Causes of Brain abscess: see causes of Brain abscess

What are the symptoms of Brain abscess?

Symptoms of Brain abscess: see symptoms of Brain abscess

Can anyone else get Brain abscess?

More information: see contagiousness of Brain abscess
Inheritance: see inheritance of Brain abscess

Brain abscess: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Brain abscess.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Brain abscess.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Brain abscess: Neurologist, Neurosurgeon ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Brain abscess.
Treatments for Brain abscess: see treatments for Brain abscess
Research for Brain abscess: see research for Brain abscess

Society issues for Brain abscess


Hospitalization statistics for Brain abscess: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Brain abscess:

  • 0.005% (609) of hospital consultant episodes were for intracranial abscess and granuloma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 71% of hospital consultant episodes for intracranial abscess and granuloma required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for intracranial abscess and granuloma were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36% of hospital consultant episodes for intracranial abscess and granuloma were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for intracranial abscess and granuloma required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Brain abscess:

Organs and body systems related to Brain abscess include:

Name and Aliases of Brain abscess

Main name of condition: Brain abscess

Other names or spellings for Brain abscess:

epidural abscess, intracranial abscess

Brain abscess: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Brain abscess:

 

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