How can you have an abscess in your head
A:Brain abscesses occur when bacteria or fungi infect part of the brain. Swelling & irritation develops in response. Infected brain cells, white blood cells, & fungi collect in an area of the brain. A membrane forms around this area and creates a mass. [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/how-can-you-have-an-abscess-in-your-head ]
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