Published on: 26 May 2021
Brain Infection Facts
Infection In The Skull
- A persistent middle ear infection
- Infection of the bone behind the eye
Infection Through The Bloodstream
- Have a medical condition that weakens your immune system – such as HIV or AIDS
- Receive medical treatment known to weaken the immune system – such as chemotherapy
- Have an organ transplant and take drugs to prevent your body from rejecting the new organ
- A type of congenital heart where the heart is unable to carry enough oxygen around the body; this lack of a regular oxygen supply makes the body more vulnerable to infection
- A rare condition in which abnormal connections develop between blood vessels inside the lungs; this can allow bacteria to get into the blood and, eventually, the brain
- A dental abscess or treatment for tooth decay
- Lung infections,such as pneumonia or bronchiectasis
- Infections of the heart,such as endocarditis
- Skin infections
- Infections of the abdomen,such as peritonitis
- Pelvic infections,such as infection of the bladder lining
Infection After A Head Injury
- A skull fracture is caused by penetrating injury to the head
- As gunshot or shrapnel wound
Frequently Asked Questions:
An infected person may have encephalitis-like symptoms with confusion and delirium. Coma, seizures, paralysis, and other signs of neurological loss are found in more serious forms. Most people recover in a few days or weeks with no long-term problems.
The most common diseases caused by acute viral infections are encephalitis, flaccid paralysis, aseptic and postinfectious meningitis, and encephalomyelitis.
The swelling of the brain can last from a few days to two to three months. After this, most people find that they fully recover from their symptoms in two to three months.