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Is there a cure for subdural empyema?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

In most cases, subdural empyema can be cured. Because it can progress quickly and become life-threatening, however, treatment - involving antibiotics and surgical drainage of the pus - needs to be done immediately. If treatment is delayed for too long, neurological deficits, coma, or even death may result.

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