A pocket of pus inside of the skull, often within the brain. Bacteria typically reaches the brain from local spread (e.g. from the ears, teeth, or sinuses). Bacteria can also be spread through the blood from heart infections or skull fractures. These infections are particularly dangerous because they can increase pressure in the skull, leading to severe brain damage.
Listing facilities that match "intracranial abscess"
This tool is for educational purposes only. It is NOT
intended for diagnostic purposes. Only a physician or
licensed provider may diagnose and treat diseases. Read the
Terms and Conditions and
What is Symcat?
A disease calculator that uses hundreds of thousands of
patient records to estimate probability of disease. You
may have heard of Watson by IBM, which illustrates a trend of
computing and predictive analytics in
healthcare. We strive to empower people and medical professionals
by placing the state-of-the-art in
computer diagnosis at their fingertips. read more...