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Is subdural empyema serious?

Subdural empyema is serious and is considered a medical emergency. Treatment is available, but immediate medical attention is required to surgically drain the pus and administer antibiotics. If treatment is delayed for too long, neurological deficits, coma, or even death may result.

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What factors indicate a favorable prognosis for subdural empyema?
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If you have subdural empyema, early treatment typically leads to a more favorable prognosis. Other f...
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What causes subdural empyema?
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Subdural empyema is an infection caused by bacteria that inhabit the space between the middle and ou...
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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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Can subdural empyema be prevented?
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