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Brain abscess

Summary of Brain abscess
Brain abscess is an abscess caused by inflammation and collection of infected material, coming from local (ear infection, dental abscess, infection of paranasal sinuses, infection of the mastoid air cells of the temporal bone, epidural abscess) or remote (lung, heart, kidney etc.) infectious sources, within the brain tissue. The infection may also be introduced through a skull fracture following a head trauma or surgical procedures.




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Brain abscess

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

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USMLE® Step 2 style questions USMLE

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A 12-year-old boy is brought to the emergency department by his mother because of severe frontal headaches and vomiting. His medical history is relevant to a recent bacterial sinus infection. Upon medical interrogation,  the mother reports that before his condition worsened, the boy had a very aggressive and reckless behavior. Physical exam shows mental status deterioration, speech apraxia, and unilateral body hemiparesis. His temperature is 38.4°C (101.2°F), pulse is 100/min, respirations are 17/min, blood pressure is 110/70 mmHg. At this point, requesting which of the following is the most appropriate next step? 

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