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viernes, 26 de septiembre de 2014

Absceso epidural


By Matthew DeLaney, MD | September 25th, 2014
"Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a rare but potentially catastrophic cause of back pain. Classically these patients are described as having back pain, fever, and clear neurologic deficits. In reality, patients often present with less obvious symptoms which often leads to a delay in diagnosis. Missed cases of SEA are a source of significant risk to both the patient and the provider. To improve outcomes and minimize risk, providers must identify and promptly evaluate patients who are at increased risk of developing a SEA."


SEA algorithm

http://www.aliem.com/high-risk-back-pain-spinal-epidural-abscess/