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Epidural Abscess

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; Spinal Extradural Abscess; Abscess, Cranial Epidural; Abscess, Cranial Extradural; Abscess, Intracranial Epidural; Abscess, Intracranial Extradural; Abscess, Spinal Epidural; Abscess, Spinal Extradural; Abscesses, Intracranial Extradural; Epidural Abscess, Cranial; Extradural Abscess; Extradural Abscess, Intracranial; Extradural Abscess, Spinal; Extradural Abscesses, Intracranial; Intracranial Epidural Abscess; Intracranial Extradural Abscesses; Spinal Epidural Abscess; Abscess, Epidural; Abscess, Extradural
Networked: 378 relevant articles (15 outcomes, 10 trials/studies)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Discitis
2. Osteomyelitis
3. Infection
4. Abscess
5. Neurologic Manifestations (Neurological Manifestations)

Experts

1. Muffoletto, A J: 3 articles (12/2004 - 07/2000)
2. Hadjipavlou, A G: 3 articles (12/2004 - 07/2000)
3. Rasouli, Mohammad R: 2 articles (04/2015 - 01/2009)
4. Zurakowski, David: 2 articles (08/2014 - 07/2010)
5. Fu, Tsai-Sheng: 2 articles (01/2014 - 01/2011)
6. Arzi, Harel: 2 articles (05/2011 - 04/2010)
7. Arnold, Paul M: 2 articles (05/2011 - 04/2010)
8. Grewal, Sarvpreet: 2 articles (01/2011 - 09/2009)
9. Caspi, Israel: 2 articles (04/2010 - 02/2006)
10. Uchida, Kenzo: 2 articles (01/2010 - 01/2003)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Epidural Abscess:
1. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics)IBA
2. VancomycinFDA LinkGeneric
3. Fluconazole (Zonal)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Analgesics (Analgesic Drugs)IBA
5. Amphotericin B (Amphotericin)FDA LinkGeneric
6. Oxacillin (Prostaphlin)FDA LinkGeneric
7. Fusidic Acid (Fucithalmic)IBA
8. Ceftriaxone (Ceftriaxon)FDA LinkGeneric
9. linezolid (Zyvox)FDA Link
10. quinupristin-dalfopristin (Synercid)FDA Link

Therapies and Procedures

1. Debridement
2. Catheters
3. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
4. Epidural Analgesia
5. Laminectomy