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Brain Abscess

Brain abscess is most commonly due to direct extension of infection from infected middle ear, mastoid sinus, or paranasal sinuses; traumatic injuries, or infected prostheses. There can also be more distant spread from the lungs or from infected emboli. There is increased incidence in immunosuppressed patients. The most frequent organisms cultured are various streptococci, Bacteroides, […]


The word pneumonia means inflammation of the lung. Although this could result from noninfectious sources (e.g., a chemical inflammation secondary to aspiration), the great majority of cases are due to bacterial or nonbacterial infectious agents. Almost any bacterium, many species of fungi, and many viruses could be associated with pneumonia under some circumstances. Except for […]