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lunes, 19 de enero de 2015

Trombosis del seno cavernoso

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emDocs - January 18, 2015 - By Jennifer Robertson
"Cavernous sinus thrombosis (CST) is a rare condition, defined as a septic thrombophlebitis of the cavernous sinus. It is caused by a bacterial infection that typically originates in the face, sinuses, ears, or orbits (1). Prior to the discovery of antibiotics, mortality was nearly 100% (2). It still causes significant morbidity and mortality today, even with treatment (3,4,5). Due to the rarity of CST, data is limited as randomized control trials will likely never be conducted (4). Thus, some proposed treatments, such as anticoagulation and steroids, remain controversial (1,4,6). Antimicrobial therapy, however, is paramount and due to the potentially severe complications from CST, physicians should have a low threshold for initiating antibiotics as early as possible (1,7)."
http://www.emdocs.net/cavernous-sinus-thrombosis/