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Brain Infections

Symptoms of brain infection vary greatly, and are usually dependent upon the kind of bacteria involved, the age of the individual, the location of the infection, it’s type, and acuteness level of the disease.

Those who are older than 24 months suffering from brain infections that are acute usually develop a host of symptoms, which may include the following: stiff neck, critical headaches; high fever; light sensitivity; vomiting; drowsiness; lethargy; nausea; and intense pain when moving the head or neck.

Infants and newborns who suffer a brain infection usually reveal symptoms which may include fussiness, sleepiness, irritability, poor feeding habits, and an inability to find comfort while being held.


At subsequent stages of this disease, the young child may suffer development of neurological abnormalities and seizures. Meningitis, often times, is caused by a host of other healthcare conditions.

The success of recovery from this infectious affliction, even so, is usually dependent highly upon appropriate treatment and early diagnosis.

Healthcare providers, in a number of incidences, will identify infections of the brain where the physician examines particular clinical indications of the condition through a medical examination.

This can usually include examining an altered state of the conscious mind, and symptoms that result in fever.

Efficient tools used in the detection of brain infection entails and eye examination, searching for eye swelling of the main nerve, along with any change that is subtle in eye-movement or pupil reaction.

A confirmation of an infection of the brain diagnosis normally requires sample of spinal fluid via a spinal tap or lumbar puncture.

Physicians, often times, will use CT scans, MRIs, or other tests to image the brain, where there is an enhancement of a view of the brain with use of special injectable dyes.

Medical Malpractice and Negligence

For success in the treatment of the disease, the infection must be adequately diagnosed and properly treated. Any misstep could result in the patient dying.

Survivors of this condition, in many incidences, have to deal with catastrophic lifelong neurological disabilities.

Any neglect to offer appropriate diagnosis and suitable treatment could result in a case of medical malpractice, where even a standard most minimal in care was not offered.

A brain abscess, often times, meningitis or encephalitis, resulting in a critical infection, will develop.

This can be due to surgical error, or any accident as a result of body trauma. Treatment for this type of condition usually entails intravenous antibiotics.

Steroids, in addition to management of bacterial infections, are usually offered as a way to diminish any amount of brain swelling.

Individuals, often times, who suffer from these kinds of infections endure permanent damage that may require surgeries, long-term healthcare treatments, healthcare procedures and physical rehabilitation.

Victims often employ skilled attorneys specializing in personal injury, because of that, when it pertains to brain infection to file a lawsuit against at-fault parties held liable.

These cases involve medical malpractice, often times, where the healthcare provider did not have the ability to treat and diagnose the condition in a prompt manner.

During the occurrence of medical malpractice, attorneys can normally require financial compensation for the injuries or fatality involved.

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