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Cerebral abscess

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Definition

Collection of pus (abscess) in the brain.

Epidemiology

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Pathophysiology

Risk Factors

Clinical Features

Signs of raised ICP + seizure, fever, localising signs, coma and signs of sepsis.

Investigations

  • FBC - raised WCC
  • ESR - raised
  • Biopsy
  • CT/MRI ('ring-enhancing' lesion)

Management

Urgent Neurosurgery NOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW!

Prognosis