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How does subdural empyema affect the body?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Subdural empyema develops because an infection enters the space between the middle and outer layers of tissue covering your brain. The infection and the accumulation of pus that may lead to compression of your brain can affect your body in several ways. You may develop a fever. Blurred vision and headaches may occur. You may feel nauseous or start vomiting. When left untreated, subdural empyema can lead to coma or even death.

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