Can cerebral abscesses cause psychotic symptoms?

Updated: Mar 16, 2018
  • Author: Frances R Frankenburg, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Patients with cerebral abscesses rarely have psychotic symptoms, but brain imaging should be considered to rule out this treatable possibility. Immunosuppressed persons and people living in or traveling in underdeveloped countries are particularly at risk.


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