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Descriptor English: Brain Abscess
Descriptor Spanish: Absceso Encefálico
Descriptor Portuguese: Abscesso Encefálico
Descriptor French: Abcès cérébral
Entry term(s): Abscess, Brain
Abscess, Cerebral
Abscess, Child Brain
Abscess, Multiple Brain
Abscess, Pyogenic Brain
Abscesses, Cerebral
Abscesses, Multiple Brain
Brain Abscess, Child
Brain Abscess, Multiple
Brain Abscess, Pyogenic
Brain Abscess, Sterile
Brain Abscesses
Brain Abscesses, Multiple
Brain Abscesses, Pyogenic
Brain Abscesses, Sterile
Cerebral Abscess
Cerebral Abscesses
Child Brain Abscess
Multiple Brain Abscess
Multiple Brain Abscesses
Pyogenic Brain Abscess
Pyogenic Brain Abscesses
Sterile Brain Abscess
Sterile Brain Abscesses
Tree number(s): C01.207.090
C01.830.025.160
C10.228.140.116
C10.228.228.090
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001922
Scope note: 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)
Annotation: coordinate IM with specific infection (IM) + specific CNS infection term (IM) + site/disease term (IM) if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
TM transmission
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Related: Empyema, Subdural MeSH
DeCS ID: 1948
Unique ID: D001922
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2015/07/02
Brain Abscess - Preferred
Concept UI M0002867
Scope note 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)
Preferred term Brain Abscess
Entry term(s) Abscess, Brain
Brain Abscesses
Brain Abscess, Child - Narrower
Concept UI M0333032
Preferred term Brain Abscess, Child
Entry term(s) Abscess, Child Brain
Child Brain Abscess
Brain Abscess, Sterile - Narrower
Concept UI M0334052
Preferred term Brain Abscess, Sterile
Entry term(s) Brain Abscesses, Sterile
Sterile Brain Abscess
Sterile Brain Abscesses
Cerebral Abscess - Narrower
Concept UI M0334053
Preferred term Cerebral Abscess
Entry term(s) Abscess, Cerebral
Abscesses, Cerebral
Cerebral Abscesses
Brain Abscess, Multiple - Narrower
Concept UI M0334050
Preferred term Brain Abscess, Multiple
Entry term(s) Abscess, Multiple Brain
Abscesses, Multiple Brain
Brain Abscesses, Multiple
Multiple Brain Abscess
Multiple Brain Abscesses
Brain Abscess, Pyogenic - Narrower
Concept UI M0334051
Preferred term Brain Abscess, Pyogenic
Entry term(s) Abscess, Pyogenic Brain
Brain Abscesses, Pyogenic
Pyogenic Brain Abscess
Pyogenic Brain Abscesses



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