Basic Summary for Brain abscess


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Main name of condition: Brain abscess
Other names or spellings: epidural abscess, intracranial abscess


What is Brain abscess?
  Brief description of Brain abscess: Pus accumulating into an abscess on the brain
  Parent types of Brain abscess: Brain conditions, Abscess
  Organs Affected by Brain abscess: brain
What causes Brain abscess?
  Causes of Brain abscess: see causes of Brain abscess
What are the symptoms of Brain abscess?
  Symptoms of Brain abscess: see symptoms of Brain abscess
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Brain abscess: see treatments for Brain abscess
Society issues for Brain abscess
  Hospitalization statistics for Brain abscess: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Brain abscess:
  • 0.005% (609) of hospital consultant episodes were for intracranial abscess and granuloma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 71% of hospital consultant episodes for intracranial abscess and granuloma required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for intracranial abscess and granuloma were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36% of hospital consultant episodes for intracranial abscess and granuloma were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for intracranial abscess and granuloma required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 21.1 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for intracranial abscess and granuloma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for intracranial abscess and granuloma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 39 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for intracranial abscess and granuloma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 51% of hospital consultant episodes for intracranial abscess and granuloma occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 11% of hospital consultant episodes for intracranial abscess and granuloma occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.6% of hospital consultant episodes for intracranial abscess and granuloma were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.016% (8,356) of hospital bed days were for intracranial abscess and granuloma in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

Last revision: April 9, 2003

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