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Brain abscess

Brain abscess

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Brain abscess

Brain abscess (or cerebral abscess) is an abscess caused by inflammation and collection of infected material, coming from local (ear infection, dental abscess, infection of paranasal sinuses, infection of the mastoid air cells of the temporal bone, epidural abscess) or remote (lung, heart, kidney etc.) infectious sources, within the brain tissue. The infection may also be introduced through a skull fracture following a head trauma or surgical procedures. Brain abscess is usually associated with congenital heart disease in young children. It may occur at any age but is most frequent in the third decade of life.

 

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Basic information:

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000783.htm medline plus brain abscess

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/brain-abscess/pages/introduction.aspx nhs uk brain abscess

http://www.healthline.com/health/brain-abscess health line brain abscess

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/neurologic-disorders/brain-infections/brain-abscess merck manuals(professional version) brain abscess

http://www.nytimes.com/health/guides/disease/brain-abscess/overview.html newyork times brain abscess

 

Advanced information:

http://reference.medscape.com/article/212946-overview medscape brain abscess

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/185614.php medical news today what are the causes of a brain abscess (cerebral abscess)?

http://www.clevelandclinicmeded.com/medicalpubs/diseasemanagement/infectious-disease/brain-abscess/ cleveland clinic brain abscess

http://patient.info/doctor/intracranial-abscesses patient intracranial abscesses

http://radiopaedia.org/articles/brain-abscess-1 radiopedia brain abscess

http://www.hse.ie/eng/health/az/b/brain-abscess/ health service executive brain abscess

http://www.dovemed.com/brain-abscess/ dove med brain abscess

 

Research:

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=s1413-86702009000500014 disseminated tuberculosis presenting as mesenteric and cerebral abscess in hiv infection: case report by vinay pandit et al., braz j infect dis vol.13 no.5 salvador oct. 2009 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s1413-86702009000500014

http://jmedicalcasereports.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1752-1947-1-68 adult brain abscess associated with patent foramen ovale: a case report by georgios t stathopoulos et al., journal of medical case reports20071:68 doi: 10.1186/1752-1947-1-68

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crid/2015/267625/ marouene ben hadj hassine, lamia oualha, amine derbel, and nabiha douki, “cerebral abscess potentially of odontogenic origin,” case reports in dentistry, vol. 2015, article id 267625, 4 pages, 2015. Doi:10.1155/2015/267625

http://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2334-10-102 kocuria varians infection associated with brain abscess: a case report by cheng-yu tsai, bmc infectious diseases201010:102 doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-10-102

Vijayakumar b, sarin k, mohan g. Tuberculous brain abscess and subdural empyema in an immunocompetent child: significance of afb staining in aspirated pus. Ann indian acad neurol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2016 aug 1];15:130-3. Available from: http://www.annalsofian.org/text.asp?2012/15/2/130/94998

Yadav yr, sinha m, neha, parihar v. Endoscopic management of brain abscesses. Neurol india [serial online] 2008 [cited 2016 aug 1];56:13-6. Available from: http://www.neurologyindia.com/text.asp?2008/56/1/13/39305

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crii/2015/374956/ norair adjamian, adeline kikam, kathryn ruda wessell, et al., “nocardia brain abscess and cd4+lymphocytopenia in a previously healthy individual,” case reports in immunology, vol. 2015, article id 374956, 3 pages, 2015. Doi:10.1155/2015/374956

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crii/2015/341898/ soheyla alyasin, reza amin, alireza teymoori, hamidreza houshmand, gholamreza houshmand, and mohammad bahadoram, “brain abscess and keratoacanthoma suggestive of hyper ige syndrome,” case reports in immunology, vol. 2015, article id 341898, 5 pages, 2015. Doi:10.1155/2015/341898

Vajramani g v, devi b i, hegde t, santosh v, khanna n, vasudev m k. Intraventricular tuberculous abscess : a case report. Neurol india [serial online] 1999 [cited 2016 aug 1];47:327. Available from: http://www.neurologyindia.com/text.asp?1999/47/4/327/1577

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crid/2015/267625/ marouene ben hadj hassine, lamia oualha, amine derbel, and nabiha douki, “cerebral abscess potentially of odontogenic origin,” case reports in dentistry, vol. 2015, article id 267625, 4 pages, 2015. Doi:10.1155/2015/267625

Borgohain r, talukdar r, ranjan k. Otogenic brain abscess: a rising trend of cerebellar abscess an institutional study. Indian j otol [serial online] 2015 [cited 2016 aug 1];21:286-9. Available from: http://www.indianjotol.org/text.asp?2015/21/4/286/165757

Baradkar v p, mathur m, kumar s. Cerebral candida abscess in an infant. Indian j med microbiol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2016 aug 1];27:70-2. Available from: http://www.ijmm.org/text.asp?2009/27/1/70/45177

Liu wk, ma l, mao by. A delayed frontorbital abscess caused by a penetrating nonmissile foreign body (a bamboo stick). Neurol india [serial online] 2009 [cited 2016 aug 1];57:208-10. Available from: http://www.neurologyindia.com/text.asp?2009/57/2/208/51299

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc4212419/ neurohospitalist. 2014 oct; 4(4): 196–204. Doi: 10.1177/1941874414540684 pmcid: pmc4212419 bacterial brain abscess kevin patel, md

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmc3808066/ j neurosci rural pract. 2013 aug; 4(suppl 1): s67–s81. Doi: 10.4103/0976-3147.116472 pmcid: pmc3808066 brain abscess: current management by hernando alvis miranda et al.,

http://bmcinfectdis.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2334-12-332 pyogenic brain abscess, a 15 year survey by jannik helweg-larsen et al., bmc infectious diseases201212:332 doi: 10.1186/1471-2334-12-332

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=s0004-282x2000000400023 arq. Neuro-psiquiatr. Vol.58 n.3a são paulo sept. 2000 http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s0004-282x2000000400023 brain abscess by citrobacter diversus in infancy case report by rubens feferbaum et al.,

 

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Presentations/quiz/newspaper articles:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/nov/03/brain-abscess-surgery the guardian my brain abscess and me

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/10752292/young-mother-died-from-brain-abscess-after-doctor-diagnosed-her-with-minor-ear-infection.html the telegraph young mother died from brain abscess after doctor diagnosed her with minor ear infection

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/hospital-admits-liability-after-man-6864241 mirror hospital admits liability after man with deadly brain abscess was twice turned away from a&e

http://www.itv.com/news/2016-07-31/children-in-needs-half-a-heart-henry-bromberg-dies-aged-nine/ itv children in need's 'half-a-heart' henry bromberg dies aged nine

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