Brian Wispelwey

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Brain Abscess

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has a brain abscess? What should you expect to find? Although uncommon, brain abscesses can be associated with death or devastating permanent neurologic deficit, and thus, require prompt diagnosis and treatment. A brain abscess is a focal area of cerebritis secondary to bacterial…

Parameningeal Infections (other than brain abscess)

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Subdural empyema is a localized collection of pus contained between the dura and arachnoid. Accounting for 15 to 20% of all intracranial infections, subdural empyema is the most common intracranial infection associated with sinusitis. Headache and fever are common early symptoms given the ability of the infection to…

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