Spinale epidurale abscesser er sjældne og kræver hurtig intervention

Tea Skaaby, Jakob Fink Topsøe, Ulrik Bak Dragsted


    A spinal epidural abscess is a rare infectious disease that warrants urgent treatment. Symptoms involve a classic triad of fever, backache and neurological deficits but all the symptoms are rarely seen at the first contact. The low incidence and the non-specific symptoms can delay the diagnosis, resulting in grave neurological sequelae and death. Common risk factors are diabetes mellitus and intravenous drug abuse. Successful treatment relies on a multidisciplinary approach. We describe a case of spinal epidural abscesses in a previously healthy young man without known risk factors.

    Bidragets oversatte titelSpinal epidural abscesses are rare and warrant fast intervention.
    TidsskriftUgeskrift for læger [online]
    Udgave nummer25A
    StatusUdgivet - 15 dec. 2014


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