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Is there a cure for subdural empyema?

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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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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Is a CT scan or MRI better for diagnosing subdural empyema?
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To diagnose subdural empyema, your doctor will want to look at images of the inside of your head. Al...
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How is subdural empyema diagnosed?
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To diagnose subdural empyema, your doctor will first question you about your symptoms. They will the...
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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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