Accumulation of pus caused by
of the brain.
It affects all ages. Often, people do not get to find out the
that causes brain
Usually the pathogens reach the brain by one of three ways:
that extends from the surrounding structures, such as
, mastoiditis or
By direct inoculation;
that spreads through the blood supply from other infected organs such as lungs, skin or heart valves.
The following symptoms usually appear along several hours. They are similar to those of
brain tumor or
Nausea and vomiting.
Weakness, numbness or paralysis on one side of the body.
Confusion or delirium.
Signs and symptoms.
that lower the resistance, such as
, especially around the nose, eyes and face.
of the heart valves, artificial limbs or in them.
if you have any
- especially around the nose or face - to prevent it from spreading.
If you are
carrier of artificial heart valves, or is damaged, must follow
protocol to protect antibiotic trivial
, such as
manipulations. Check with your
History and physical examination by
Analysis of blood and
Brain imaging, X - rays through the head, TAC or R. M. N.
Treatment focuses on the administration of antibiotics, which
originally performed by injection (in serum) in the hospital.
Sometimes it is necessary to remove the pus by surgical intervention.
There is no special.
4 to 6 weeks of antibiotics to fight
(VERY IMPORTANT to realize the full treatment)
Anticonvulsants, if needed.
Analgesics for pain, if necessary.
While you are admitted, must stay in bed.
convalescence of 2 to 3 weeks may be as active as permitted by its forces.
Vitamins and mineral supplements are not necessary unless
symptoms appear or can not eat normally.
fever over 38 degrees.
New unexplained symptoms. The drugs used in treatment can cause side effects.
Diagnosis and Treatment.
Without treatment, convulsions, coma and death.
Sequels can be definitive if treatment is delayed, or there is an underlying serious illness.
The combination of antibiotics and surgery to drain pus is very effective, curándose most cases.
In immunosuppressed patients may be more severe and more frequent sequels.