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What are the complications of subdural empyema?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Subdural empyema is a serious condition that can spread quickly if left untreated. Possible complications may include:Blood clots in the brain.

  • Brain abscess: a collection of pus in the brain.
  • Seizures.
  • Excess fluid in the brain.
  • Increased pressure inside the skull.Infection in parts of the skull.

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