Spontaneous Subdural Empyema Secondary To Escherichia Coli Infection: Case Report
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Pantangco, J. O. , Alvarez, R. M., Delfino, J. M.
Spontaneous Subdural Empyema, E. Coli, Urinary Tract Infection
Subdural Empyema (SDE) is an uncommon intracranial infection commonly caused by staphylococcal or streptococcal infection via contiguous spread or intracranial surgery. This disease entity is not immediately considered in patients who develop a subdural lesion because of its non-specific clinical presentation and radiologic features. Our patient was managed initially as a spontaneous subacute subdural hematoma with concomitant E. coli urinary tract infection (UTI), and later treated as a case of E. Coli positive subdural empyema. Prompt diagnosis and adequate treatment is critical because SDE is a neurosurgical emergency associated with a high mortality.
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