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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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Is there a cure for subdural empyema?
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How do medications treat subdural empyema?
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Medications have an important role in the treatment of subdural empyema. To fight the infection, you...
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What are the treatment options for subdural empyema?
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Can subdural empyema be prevented?
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