What Is A Brain Abscess?
One cause involves a blood-brain wall, a protecting system of blood vessels and cells. It blocks some of the blood flowing to the brain, but it allows others to pass.
Sometimes, the infection can be caused by a blood-brain barrier. For example, it can happen when inflammation breaks the wall, leading to obstructions.
If the infection starts inside the skull, it spreads to the brain in the nose or ears.
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Causes of brain abscess
Symptoms of brain Abscess
The signs and symptoms of a brain Abscess.
- Neck stiffness
- Loss of sensation
- Dysphasia (speech problems)
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- Blood culture
- Skull x-ray
- Blood test
- MRI (determineinflammation.)
- CT scan
- Lumbar puncture and CSF examination
- Brain biopsy
Treatment usually involves surgery and medication
Generally, if a doctor suspects a brain blister, he or she will prescribe immediate-spectrum antibiotics.
- But tests show that if the infection is viral rather than bacterial, the doctor will treat it appropriately.
- If the abscess is minor than 1 inch, the person will probably only receive an intravenous antibiotic, antifungal, or antiviral medication.
- However, the doctor may need to drain the small abscess to determine which antibiotics will work best.
- If a blister is more significant than 1 inch, the doctor will drain or cut it.
- If there are more blisters, cutting them can also be very, very dangerous.
- Any primary infection also requires treatment, for example, in the lungs, stomach, or nose.
Surgery: A person may need surgery if:
- Pressure in the brain.
- The blister does not respond to medications.
- There is also a risk that the blister may rupture
- A craniotomy is a process in which the surgeon opens into the head.
- The surgeon will cut a small area of skin above the scalp. To get into the brain, they remove a small piece of bone.
- They can either remove the blister or drain the pus, possibly with the help of a CT scan.
- They will replace the bones and stitch the skin.
If there is a risk of complications such as intracranial pressure and meningitis
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However, doctors do not command corticosteroids as a standard measure.
Brain abscess can lead to more neurological problems, including physical function, personality changes, and seizures.
The doctor monitors a person during recovery as an abscess may recur and can do a weekly CT scan for two weeks. So, long-term care is essential.
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