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Epidural Abscess Summary

Description: Circumscribed collections of suppurative material occurring in the spinal or intracranial EPIDURAL SPACE. The majority of epidural abscesses occur in the spinal canal and are associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a vertebral body; ANALGESIA, EPIDURAL; and other conditions. Clinical manifestations include local and radicular pain, weakness, sensory loss, URINARY INCONTINENCE, and FECAL INCONTINENCE. Cranial epidural abscesses are usually associated with OSTEOMYELITIS of a cranial bone, SINUSITIS, or OTITIS MEDIA. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p710 and pp1240-1; J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 1998 Aug;65(2):209-12)

Also Known As: Cranial Epidural Abscess; Cranial Extradural Abscess; Epidural Abscess, Intracranial; Epidural Abscess, Spinal; Intracranial Extradural Abscess Show All >>

Networked: 378 relevant articles (15 outcomes, 10 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Epidural Abscess

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 3 outcomes in 31 results : IBA
  2. Vancomycin : 2 outcomes in 4 results : FDA 23 Generic
  3. Fluconazole (Zonal) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 41 Generic
  4. Analgesics (Analgesic Drugs) : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  5. Amphotericin B (Amphotericin) : 1 outcome in 2 results : FDA 12 Generic
  6. Oxacillin (Prostaphlin) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 19 Generic
  7. Fusidic Acid (Fucithalmic) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  8. Ceftriaxone (Ceftriaxon) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 33 Generic
  9. linezolid (Zyvox) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 7
  10. quinupristin-dalfopristin (Synercid) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 2
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Diseases Related to Epidural Abscess

  1. Discitis
  2. Osteomyelitis
  3. Infection
  4. Abscess
  5. Neurologic Manifestations (Neurological Manifestations)
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Key Therapies for Epidural Abscess

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  1. Debridement : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 30 results
  2. Catheters : 2 outcomes 1 study in 67 results
  3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 7 results
  4. Epidural Analgesia : 1 outcome 1 study in 27 results
  5. Laminectomy : 1 outcome in 32 results
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