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Brain abscess

Brain abscess: Introduction

Brain abscess: abscess in the brain may involve any of the lobes of the brain. See detailed information below for a list of 66 causes of Brain abscess, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Brain abscess:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Brain abscess. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Common Causes of Brain abscess

Home Diagnostic Testing and Brain abscess

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Brain abscess: Symptom Checker

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Brain abscess Treatments

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Brain abscess: Animations

Brain abscess: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Brain abscess

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Brain abscess: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Brain abscess

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness because he suffered more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's disease, it can also more »

Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms of severe brain injury are hard to miss, it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild more »

MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked. This is particularly true of mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), for which the symptoms more »

Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed. It may be misdiagnosed as more »

Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their return. A variety of symptoms more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the more »

Brain abscess: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Brain abscess: Related Rare Diseases

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Brain abscess: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Brain abscess

The list below shows some of the causes of Brain abscess mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Brain abscess?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Brain abscess. Of the 66 causes of Brain abscess that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 4 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 63 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Brain abscess:

The following list of conditions have 'Brain abscess' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Brain abscess:

The following list of medical conditions have Brain abscess or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.







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Causes of Brain abscess Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Brain abscess based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Classifications of Brain abscess:

    Medical Conditions associated with Brain abscess:

    Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Infection-related symptoms (1293 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes)

    Symptoms related to Brain abscess:

    Direct extension from sinus, Odontogenic and otogenic infection due to Streptococcus, Bacteriodes, Pseudomonas, Enterobacteriaceae, Fusobacterium, Prevotella

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Brain abscess

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