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Infections of the brain are caused by bacteria, virus, fungi or parasites. Bacterial infections are often related to septic emboli and extracranial infections spreading intracranially and intra-axially. This can result in cerebritis and brain abscesses. Viral infections are more diffuse and cause encephalitis and vasculitis. Toxoplasmosis, which is the most common parasitic infection of the brain, causes encephalitis and abscesses, while disseminated aspergillosis causes vasculitis-mediated infarctions resulting in extensive cerebritis and/or abscess formation.

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(2009). Infectious Diseases. In: Diffusion-Weighted MR Imaging of the Brain. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-78785-3_11

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