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Subdural Empyema in a 5 Month Old following E. coli Meningitis | OMICS International | Abstract
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Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy
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Subdural Empyema in a 5 Month Old following E. coli Meningitis

Alexander Blackwood R*
Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Cornicelli
Corresponding Author : Alexander Blackwood R
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Received April 03, 2013; Accepted May 10, 2013; Published May 15, 2013
Citation: Cornicelli, Blackwood M, Alexander Blackwood R (2013) Subdural Empyema in a 5 Month Old following E. coli Meningitis. J Infect Dis Ther 1:106. doi:10.4172/2332-0877.1000106
Copyright: © 2013 Cornicelli, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Subdural empyema can be a rare complication of bacterial meningitis or an infected subdural hematoma. Reported here is a case of a 5 month old boy Ethiopian adoptee, with a suspected subdural hematoma that was discovered to have a subdural empyema culture positive for a multi-drug resistant E. coli. The child was managed successfully with three washout procedures and 8 weeks of meropenem. We present this case and a review of the literature on subdural empyema in pediatrics.


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