Tag: Spinal Epidural Abscess

REBEL Core Cast 37.0 – Spinal Epidural Abscess

Take Home Points Spinal Epidural Abscess may present insidiously and patients often lack the classic triad of fever, back pain and neurologic symptoms Empiric Antibiotics should cover Staphylococcus (including MRSA) and Gram negative Bacilli All patients with clinical suspicion require …

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Spinal Epidural Abscess (SEA)

Definition: Suppurative infection enclosed within the epidural space Epidemiology Incidence: 2-3 cases per 10,000 hospitalized patients (Sendi 2008). Rate is increasing given the rise in number of spinal procedures and anesthesia techniques Mortality is low at 5%, however, if untreated …

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