What is Cerebritis?

Cerebritis is an infection of the brain that normally leads to the formation of an abscess within the brain itself. It is the inflammation of the cerebrum, a structure within the brain, which performs a number of important functions, including most of the things which people associate with being human, such as memory and speech. It is also defined as a purulent nonencapsulated parenchymal infection of brain which is characterized by nonspecific features on CT (ill-defined low density area with peripheral enhancement) and cannot reliably be distinguished from neoplasms.

Cerebritis usually occurs as a result of an underlying condition, which causes the inflammation of the brain tissue. It is commonly found in patients with lupus. Lupus cerebritis may occur in adults and children. The duration of the central nervous system involvement may vary from a few minutes, as in classic migraine or a transient ischemic attack, to years, as in dementia. Resulting neurological deficits may be transient or permanent, occasionally resulting in death.

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Migraine foe 12 hours. Blurred vision. Throbbing head. Facial numbness and drawling on left side. Thick vomit. 33 yr diabetic. Massive heart attack...

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ER visit would be better...

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Well, looking into your problem I feel it would be better to visit the ER. I...

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Can you answer a question about SLE in a child. Starting at the onset of her menses she has had all kinds of weird symptoms that point to some type...

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Autoimmune multiorgan involvement needs care

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My question is ab Lyrica side effects. I take 150mg/day (75mg 9pm/ 75mg ab 8 to 9am). Prescribed for Fibromyalgia.(c/o Lupus). Well my side effects...

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I can understand your concern regarding the medicine and there side effects. Going by your history it seems that you are having Lupus...

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