A brain abscess is a pocket of infection that forms in the brain.
Depending on its size and location, a brain abscess may cause headaches,
personality changes, one-sided weakness, fever and chills, nausea and vomiting,
Brain abscesses are uncommon. They may be caused by:
Treatment includes medicine to fight the infection and decrease
swelling in the brain. In some cases a brain abscess requires surgical
September 1, 2011
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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