Brain abscess

Abscess - brain; Cerebral abscess; CNS abscess

A brain abscess is a collection of pus, immune cells, and other material in the brain, usually from a bacterial or fungal infection.

Amebic brain abscess

Amebiasis, normally an infection of the intestinal tract, may spread and infect other organs such as the liver or brain. Infection of the brain can be fatal. In this slide, ameba are shown in a sample of brain tissue. Ameba represent a serious infection in immunocompromised individuals. (Image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Brain

The brain is that part of the central nervous system contained in the skull and is composed of cerebrum, cerebellum, pons, and medulla oblongata.

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