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Uruguayan Medical Journal

ISSN: 1688-0390


Vol.31 - Nº 4 - Dic. 2015

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Three cases of spinal epidural empyema: clinical presentation diagnosis and treatment

PIPPO A; LEGNANI M; MÉROLA V; HIGGIE JR; SILVARIÑO R
Rev Med Urug 2015; 31: 288-289
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Abstract

Spinal epidural empyema is a suppurative infection of the central nervous system, predominates in the male and the average age of life. The mostly involved microorganism is Staphylococcus aureus. Reaches the epidural space extending contiguously, by direct inoculation or distant spread. It manifests with fever, spinal pain and neurological deficit. Three cases of Spinal epidural empyema are presented and clinical, microbiological and therapeutic considerations are made.