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10,052 Possible Causes for Brain Abscess, Confusion, wanjiku

  • Stroke

    Aliya Naheed, Kovin S Naidoo, Vinay Nangia, Jamal T Nasher, Gopalakrishnan Natarajan, Dumessa Edessa Negasa, Ionut Negoi, Ruxandra Irina Negoi, Charles R Newton, Josephine Wanjiku[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The symptoms of a stroke include sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech; sudden trouble[ninds.nih.gov] It is frequently confused with peripheral nerve system (PNS) pathologies; misdiagnosis may delay identification of the etiology and treatment of stroke.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Subdural Hematoma

    Subdural empyema, brain abscess, and meningitis have been reported to occur in less than 1% of patients after operative drainage of a chronic SDH.[emedicine.medscape.com] Confusion and headache appears to be the most common presenting features as it is seen in as much as 90% to 56% of cases.[symptoma.com] (transient ischemic attacks), encephalitis and brain lesions such as tumors or abscesses.[neurosurgery.ucla.edu]

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  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

    During operation, we encounter the brain abscess and were surprised to find a middle cerebral artery aneurysm while dissecting.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The aneurysm was coiled with balloon protection, and later, on the fifth day of ictus, the patient became acutely confused and developed memory disturbances.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On postoperative day 2, he became confused; and head CT demonstrated intracranial SAH with blood products along the superior cerebellum and bilateral posterior Sylvian fissures[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    Other serious complications include respiratory failure or the development of an abscess in the lung.[nmihi.com] , especially among older persons loss of appetite sweating Older adults will share all the symptoms with younger adults, but are much more likely to experience confusion and[healthline.com] We have shown that bronchiectasis, recent hospitalization and severe pneumonia (confusion, blood urea level, respiratory rate, low blood pressure and 65 year old (CURB-65)[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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  • Epidural Hematoma

    The recommendation is to obtain a follow-up head CT scan within 6 to 8 hours following brain injury.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 54-year-old man presented with a 1-week history of headache, confusion, and drowsiness.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The most important symptoms of an EDH are: Confusion Dizziness Drowsiness or altered level of alertness Enlarged pupil in one eye Headache (severe) Head injury or trauma followed[nlm.nih.gov]

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  • Bacterial Meningitis

    We report a case of an amebic brain abscess in a 2-year-old girl, with symptoms mimicking bacterial meningitis with no evidence of disease elsewhere.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Fever was the most common presenting sign/symptom, observed in 8 patients, followed by otalgia, neck stiffness, headache, and confusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Brain abscess. Patients suffering with brain abscess may complain of headaches; however, headache is often localized to the side where the brain abscess is located.[oncologynurseadvisor.com]

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  • Infective Endocarditis

    Also, S. constellatus is an extremely rare causative agent of brain abscess.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] vasculitic) Clubbing: in long standing disease Eyes: Roth spots (boat shaped hemorrhages with pale centers, in retina) and conjunctival splinter hemorrhages Neurological: Confusion[pathologyoutlines.com] […] organism's cell wall chemical composition of peptidoglycan is consistent with Gram-positive organisms. 10 These characteristics have contributed greatly to the classification confusion[journals.lww.com]

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  • Brain Abscess

    A brain abscess or cerebral abscess is formed as a result of an inflammation and infection of the brain parenchyma secondary to remote or contiguous infections.[symptoma.com] The independent factor associated with death outcome identified by multivariate analysis was confusion (odds ratio 7.67, 95% CI 1.95-30.14; p   0.003).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] A 49-year old man with mild psoriasis presented with a two-week history of gait changes, generalized weakness and a two-day history of headaches, aphasia and confusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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  • Brain Neoplasm

    Basal ganglia dysfunction Brain abscess Brain surgery Brain surgery - discharge Central pontine myelinolysis Cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) collection EEG Hepatic encephalopathy[icdlist.com] (33%), motor deficits in 3 (33%), language difficulties in 2 (22%), sensory deficits in 2 (22%), visual field deficits in 2 (22%), psychiatric manifestations in 2 (22%), confusion[thefreelibrary.com] abscess, syphilis Travel to countries with endemic infectious disease Amebiasis, cysticercosis, hydatidosis STAGING Brain cancers do not conform to a standard staging system[aafp.org]

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  • Bacterial Endocarditis

    The central nervous system can be affected in the form of meningitis, cerebritis, encephalopathy, seizures, brain abscess, ischemic embolic stroke, mycotic aneurysm, and subarachnoid[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Hopefully this brief article will decrease some of that confusion.[csun.edu] More serious problems that may develop include: Brain abscess Further damage to the heart valves, causing heart failure Spread of the infection to other parts of the body[mountsinai.org]

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