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Can subdural empyema be prevented?

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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How does subdural empyema affect the body?
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Subdural empyema develops because an infection enters the space between the middle and outer layers ...
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What are the treatment options for subdural empyema?
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Because subdural empyema can progress quickly and become life threatening, it is considered a medica...
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Does subdural empyema affect children differently than adults?
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Although subdural empyema does not typically affect children differently than adults, there are ofte...
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Is subdural empyema serious?
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Subdural empyema is serious and is considered a medical emergency. Treatment is available, but immed...
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