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What should I know about caring for someone with subdural empyema?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

If you are caring for someone with subdural empyema, keep in mind that this infection is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention from a doctor. As part of their treatment, they will be given antibiotics intravenously. They will need to continue the entire course of the antibiotic treatment, which is usually recommended for three to six weeks. In addition, they will need to take any other medication that the doctor prescribes such as anticonvulsants - on a regular basis.

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