Brain abscess

  • Alternative Names

    Abscess - brain; Cerebral abscess; CNS abscess


    Prevention

    You can reduce the risk of developing a brain abscess by treating any disorders that can cause them. Have a follow-up examination after infections are treated.

    Some people, including those with certain heart disorders, may receive antibiotics before dental or urological procedures to help reduce the risk.


    References

    Nath A. Brain abscess and parameningeal infections. In: Goldman L, Ausiello D, eds. Cecil Medicine. 23rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2007: chap 438.