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Brain Lesions (Lesions on the Brain) (cont.)

Brain Lesions Risk Factors

The following are considered risk factors for the development of brain lesions by most experts:

  • Any type of activity that can lead to head trauma
  • Infections that may produce brain lesions include HIV, toxoplasma, Streptococcus, Neisseria, Haemophilus, pork tapeworm,rabies, round worms, viruses and many others
  • Family history of brain cancer or brain tumors
  • Known inherited genetic disorders
  • Radiation exposure to the head
  • Cigarette smoking and other tobacco smoke exposure
  • Environmental toxins such as chemicals that are used in oil refineries, embalming, and the rubber industry
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/27/2014
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