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Can subdural empyema be prevented?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

There is no definitive way to prevent subdural empyema. But since subdural empyema often stems from other infections - like sinus or ear infections - treating those infections early may prevent subdural empyema in some cases. If you do notice symptoms of subdural empyema, get medical attention immediately. Rapid treatment can prevent subdural empyema from causing serious complications or becoming life-threatening.

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