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Brain Abscess (Abscess, Brain) Summary

Description: A circumscribed collection of purulent exudate in the brain, due to bacterial and other infections. The majority are caused by spread of infected material from a focus of suppuration elsewhere in the body, notably the PARANASAL SINUSES, middle ear (see EAR, MIDDLE); HEART (see also ENDOCARDITIS, BACTERIAL), and LUNG. Penetrating CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA and NEUROSURGICAL PROCEDURES may also be associated with this condition. Clinical manifestations include HEADACHE; SEIZURES; focal neurologic deficits; and alterations of consciousness. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp712-6)

Also Known As: Abscess, Brain; Brain Abscess, Child; Brain Abscess, Multiple; Brain Abscess, Pyogenic; Brain Abscess, Sterile Show All >>

Networked: 951 relevant articles (41 outcomes, 50 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Brain Abscess

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 8 outcomes 6 studies in 138 results : IBA
  2. Imipenem : 5 outcomes in 8 results : FDA 3
  3. meropenem (Merrem) : 4 outcomes in 10 results : FDA 2 Generic
  4. Cefotaxime (Kendrick) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 15 results : FDA 16 Generic
  5. Ceftriaxone (Ceftriaxon) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 7 results : FDA 33 Generic
  6. Chloramphenicol (Chloromycetin) : 2 outcomes in 10 results : FDA 27
  7. Trimethoprim (Proloprim) : 2 outcomes in 5 results : FDA 73 Generic
  8. Sulfamethoxazole : 2 outcomes in 4 results : FDA 75 Generic
  9. Sulfadiazine (Sulphadiazine) : 2 outcomes in 3 results : FDA 8
  10. Metronidazole (Metric) : 1 outcome 4 studies in 34 results : FDA 70 Generic
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Diseases Related to Brain Abscess

  1. Infection
  2. Abscess
  3. Meningitis
  4. Subdural Empyema
  5. Otitis Media
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Key Therapies for Brain Abscess

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 4 outcomes 1 study in 35 results
  2. Craniotomy : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 52 results
  3. Decompressive Craniectomy : 1 outcome in 3 results
  4. Oral Administration : 1 outcome in 3 results
  5. Trephining : 1 outcome in 2 results
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