2. Brain Infection
Certain brain infections can cause problems with the brain and affect the area that is responsible for Broca’s Aphasia. Some common infections include meningitis and encephalitis. When a virus or bacteria attacks the brain, it can cause inflammation and swelling or tissue damage. If the part of the brain that controls speech and language is damaged, Broca’s Aphasia may occur. The severity of the infection and the amount of time the infection has been present can determine the severity of Aphasia.
In some cases, if the infection is cleared up quickly, the damage to the brain may not be permanent, and the Aphasia may improve over time. If the infection is severe or is not caught in time, it could cause permanent brain damage and loss of language understanding and speed abilities. Some patients may be able to go to rehabilitation and learn to improve their language in spite of the Aphasia.