What is brain abscess?

A brain abscess is a rare but serious medical condition that occurs when a pocket of pus forms in the brain. 

It is usually caused by an infection that spreads from elsewhere in the body, such as an infection in mouth, sinus, or from an infection in another part of body that spreads through the bloodstream. 

Symptoms of a brain abscess can vary depending on the location & size of the abscess but may include headache, fever, nausea & vomiting.

Treatment for a brain abscess typically involves a combination of antibiotics to treat the underlying infection & surgery to remove the abscess. 

In some cases, a needle may be inserted into the abscess to drain the pus.

Treatment is typically given in a hospital setting & may involve a team of specialists, including a neurologist & an infectious disease specialist. 

If left untreated, a brain abscess can lead to serious complications, such as permanent brain damage or death. 

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