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Pasteurella Multocida Subdural Empyema: A Case Report

  • M.I. Khan (a1) and R. Chan (a1)

Summary:

The first case of Pasteurella Multocida subdural empyema is reported. This was secondary to hematogenous spread from the pharynx to a chronic subdural hematoma. Positive cultures were obtained from the primary source, the blood and the subdural space. The patient was discharged with no neurological deficit following surgical drainage and parenteral antibiotics. The incidence, predisposing factors, clinical features, bacteriology, diagnostic procedures, treatment and mortality of subdural empyema are briefly discussed.

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Dept. of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University Hospital, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7N 0X0, Canada

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