Disease Information for Empyema, subdural

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Tachycardia/Fast heart rate
Vomiting in Children
Cognitive defect
Dilated pupil unilateral
Fontanelle bulging, infant
Headache
Hemianesthesia
Hemiplegic Gait
Hemisensory defects
Papilledema on exam
Parietal lobe signs
Stroke Syndrome Child
Malaise
Anisocoria
Typical Clinical Presentation
Coma with normal Head CT Scan
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
Lumbar puncture/Increased CSF pressure/LP test
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Alzheimers disease
Brain abscess
Meningitis Bacterial
Meningitis, chronic
Postconcussion Syndrome
Subdural hematoma
Associated Disease & Complications
Aseptic meningitis syndrome
Brain abscess
Cerebral sensory cortex lesion
Coma in Children
Coma/Unconscious
Empyema, subdural
Hemiparesis
Hemiplegia
Stroke /Young adult
Stroke/Child
Intracranial Lesion
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Neurologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/CSF Pressure Increased
Process
PROCESS/Infected organ/abscess (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
SX/Craniotomy
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Surgery
Definition

An intracranial or rarely intraspinal suppurative process invading the space between the inner surface of the DURA MATER and the outer surface of the ARACHNOID; Bacteria and other pathogenic organisms may gain entrance to the subdural space from the FRONTAL SINUS; ETHMOID SINUS; middle ear (EAR, MIDDLE); MASTOID; or as the result of CRANIOCEREBRAL TRAUMA or NEUROSURGICAL PROCEDURES; This condition may be associated with intracranial sinus thrombosis (SINUS THROMBOSIS, INTRACRANIAL); Circumscribed collections of purulent material in the subdural space are referred to as subdural abscesses-------(From Adams et al, Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p709)---------------

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