Symptoms of Brain Abscess include:
- Decrease in responsiveness
- Neck stiffness
- Decreased sensation
- Sensitivity towards lights
Brain abscess is a condition which leads to a collection of pus caused by infectious material in the brain. Brain abscess is generally caused because of bacterial infection in people with weakened immune system. Lung and heart infection are one of the most common causes of brain abscess.
The preferred method used for diagnosing brain abscess is a neurological exam which helps to assess the pressure inside the skull. The specialist may conduct the following tests to diagnose brain a...
The preferred method used for diagnosing brain abscess is a neurological exam which helps to assess the pressure inside the skull. The specialist may conduct the following tests to diagnose brain abscess:
If the patient has a small abscess or the abscess is deep in the brain, the specialist prefers oral medication and bed rest for the patient. Medications for fungal infection, immunity and inflammation in the brain is often prescribed by the specialist.
In this surgery, the specialist removes a part of the skull to drain the abscess. A sample of the pus is used to find out the cause of the infection. Specialist prefers surgery if the pressure in the brain increases or the abscess is more than 2cm.
Medanta Institute of Neurosciences is an integrated institute with a dedicated team of doctors supported by the latest technology which aims to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary care for disorders of the brain and spine. The institute ha..
Medanta Institute of Neurosciences is an integrated institute with a dedicated team of doctors supported by the latest technology which aims to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary care for disorders of the brain and spine. The institute has a team of highly qualified neurologists, neurosurgeons, neurointerventionists, neuro-anaesthetists, and dedicated neuro critical care specialists, neuropsychologist and neuropsychiatrists. The institute has dedicated centres for brain tumours, spinal disorders, stroke, epilepsy, movement disorders and headache. The institute has specialised services and protocols for emergency management of acute neurological disorders including stroke and other neurological trauma.
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