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66 Possible Causes for Brain Abscess, Congenital Digital Clubbing

  • Infective Endocarditis

    Also, S. constellatus is an extremely rare causative agent of brain abscess.[] The central nervous system can be affected in the form of meningitis, cerebritis, encephalopathy, seizures, brain abscess, ischemic embolic stroke, mycotic aneurysm, and subarachnoid[] abscess , mycotic aneurysms, and meningoencephalitis .[]

  • 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[] Eikenella corrodens as a cause of brain abscess. Scand J Infect Dis. 1988. 20 (6):667-71. [Medline].[] 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[]

  • Empyema

    Both epidural abscess and subdural empyema may progress to meningitis, cortical venous thrombosis, or brain abscess.[] […] accessory sinus (chronic) - see Sinusitis antrum (chronic) - see Sinusitis, maxillary brain (any part) - see Abscess, brain ethmoidal (chronic) (sinus) - see Sinusitis, ethmoidal[] Prognosis The prognosis for recovery is generally good, except in those cases with complications, such as a brain abscess or blood poisoning, or cases caused by certain types[]

  • Lung Abscess

    abscess with secondary transformation into a brain abscess has been reported to date.[] Although rare in modern times, can include spread of infection to other lung segments, bronchiectasis, empyema, and bacteremia with metastatic infection such as brain abscess[] Complications Rupture Haemorrhage Bacteraemia Bronchopleural fistula with empyema brain abscess Further Resources Up to Date - Lung Abscess Medscape - Lung Abscess, Surgical[]

  • Bronchiectasis

    Complications of Bronchiectasis: Recurrent pneumonia Haemoptysis Brain abscess Empyema Pyopneumothorax Pulmonary insufficiency Cor-pulmonale Amyloidosis Management and treatment[] abscess How is bronchiectasis diagnosed?[] Some of the complications of bronchiectasis are pneumonia, lung abscess, empyema, brain abscess, and amyloidosis.[]

  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Fistula

    The patient had a complete recovery after surgical drainage of brain abscess and excision of right upper lobe.[] We report a case of recurrent brain abscess due to a pulmonary AVF (PAVF).[] In a case of brain abscess associated with unexplained hypoxemia and extra-cardiac murmur on auscultation, PAVF should be considered.[]

  • Liver Cirrhosis

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of brain showed multi-focal parenchymal lesions, which was consistent with multiple brain abscesses.[]

  • Congenital Clubbing

    If a brain abscess has occurred and has been successfully treated, the earliest possible anatomic correction of the cardiac anomaly is still indicated.[] Clinical description Isolated congenital digital clubbing is often painless and usually symmetrical and bilateral.[] Familial Congenital Digital Clubbing - Report of Two Siblings. Indian Journal of Child Health , 1 (1), 19-21. Retrieved from[]

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease Type 1

    Cases of myelopathy and aseptic brain abscesses have responded to glucocorticoids or cytotoxic agents. 22,24 None of the reported seizure patients required long-term therapy[] […] have complications requiring surgery, including bowel obstruction due to narrowing or strictures symptomatic fistulae persistent anal fissures or abscesses intra-abdominal abscesses[]

  • Tetralogy of Fallot

    The brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirms the diagnosis of brain abscess (Figure 1D).[] […] in consciousness), a change in the shape of the fingertips (digital clubbing), heart murmur, and cyanosis, a bluish discoloration of the skin that gives rise to “blue baby[] Additional complications may include infectious inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis) and brain abscesses.[]

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