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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.[] Clinical manifestations include seizures, altered mentation, headache, focal neurologic deficits, and intracranial hypertension.[] Toxoplasmic encephalitis and brain abscess present most commonly as headache, but focal neurologic deficits and seizures are as common.[]

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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.[] […] but they are rarely described in cases of acute intracranial hypertension.[] (transient ischemic attacks), encephalitis and brain lesions such as tumors or abscesses.[]

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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.[] General examination revealed severe headache, no motor or sensory disturbances, and no clinical signs of intracranial hypertension.[] There is only limited space in the skull; the hematoma causes intracranial hypertension and brain compression.[]

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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.[] The patient developed a brain abscess and a subdural collection with severe intracranial hypertension of fatal evolution.[] Other findings are paresthesias 12,17, cerebelar signs 11,31, facial palsy 31, and intracranial hypertension 11.[]

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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[] Craniopharyngiomas will cause mass effect symptoms, including visual loss or symptoms of intracranial hypertension. [18] Erfurth EM.[] abscess, syphilis Travel to countries with endemic infectious disease Amebiasis, cysticercosis, hydatidosis STAGING Brain cancers do not conform to a standard staging system[]

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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.[] Intracranial hypertension was treated with medical therapy. ICP was controlled within 72 hours. On day nine, the ICP device was removed.[] 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.[]

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  • Subdural Empyema

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

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

  • Meningeal Tuberculosis

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

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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.[] 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[] ., 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[]

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