CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian Journal of Neurotrauma 2021; 18(01): 72-74
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1718782
Case Report

Subdural Empyema by Enterobacter cloacae: Case Report

Fernando Celi
1  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital de Emergencias José Casimiro Ulloa, Miraflores, Lima, Perú
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2  Department of Neurosurgery, Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen - EsSalud, La Victoria, Lima, Perú
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Funding None.

Abstract

Infections of the central nervous system are a medical emergency, potentially lethal and associated with increased morbidity and mortality. We present the case of a male with risk factors and clinical deterioration, in which the brain computed tomography scan showed a subdural collection following a head injury, which underwent surgical evacuation revealing a subdural empyema. The culture of the subdural collection yielded a positive result to Enterobacter cloacae.



Publication History

Publication Date:
09 October 2020 (online)

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