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3,050 Possible Causes for Brain Abscess, Intracranial Hypertension, wanjiku

  • Toxoplasmosis

    AIDS patients), toxoplasmosis is the most common cause of a brain abscess.[radiopaedia.org] Clinical manifestations include seizures, altered mentation, headache, focal neurologic deficits, and intracranial hypertension.[icd9data.com] Toxoplasmic encephalitis and brain abscess present most commonly as headache, but focal neurologic deficits and seizures are as common.[emedicine.com]

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  • 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] […] but they are rarely described in cases of acute intracranial hypertension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] (transient ischemic attacks), encephalitis and brain lesions such as tumors or abscesses.[neurosurgery.ucla.edu]

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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] General examination revealed severe headache, no motor or sensory disturbances, and no clinical signs of intracranial hypertension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] There is only limited space in the skull; the hematoma causes intracranial hypertension and brain compression.[health-tutor.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 patient developed a brain abscess and a subdural collection with severe intracranial hypertension of fatal evolution.[repositorio.uchile.cl] Other findings are paresthesias 12,17, cerebelar signs 11,31, facial palsy 31, and intracranial hypertension 11.[scielo.br]

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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] Craniopharyngiomas will cause mass effect symptoms, including visual loss or symptoms of intracranial hypertension. [18] Erfurth EM.[bestpractice.bmj.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 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] Intracranial hypertension was treated with medical therapy. ICP was controlled within 72 hours. On day nine, the ICP device was removed.[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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  • Subdural Empyema

    The incidence of brain abscess fluctuated over time, while that of subdural empyema remained stable.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] hypertension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Because of deterioration in nutritional status and intracranial hypertension, the patient was prepared for burr hole surgery.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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  • 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] Therapeutic options include anticoagulation, thrombolysis, and measures to control intracranial hypertension.[doi.org] .: Intracranial pressure monitoring with the Neurodur-P epidural sensor: a prospective study in patients with adult hydrocephalus or idiopathic intracranial hypertension.[doi.org]

  • Meningeal Tuberculosis

    Occasionally a brain abscess (thanks to www.scielo.br for this image) is found in the work-up of meningeal TB, in this case in an AIDS patient.[nethealthbook.com] Dural thickening in the posterior fossa may cause mass effect with supratentorial hydrocephalus and intracranial hypertension.[em-consulte.com] Tyson G, Newman P, Strachen WE (1978) Tuberculous brain abscess. Surg Neurol 10: 323–325 Google Scholar 12.[link.springer.com]

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  • Neurocysticercosis

    In this article, we present the case of a pediatric patient with neurocysticercosis who was misdiagnosed with brain abscess because of focal seizures in another hospital.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] hypertension secondary to neurocysticercosis before considering any other form of therapy; and (iv) manage seizures as done for seizures due to other causes of secondary[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] ., tuberculosis, other parasitic diseases, metastatic or primary brain cancer, brain abscess) when a lesion is found on CT. 9, 23 Magnetic resonance imaging also is a useful[aafp.org]

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