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Pediatr Neurosurg. 2007;43(6):531-2.

Subdural empyema in a case of Gaucher disease: a rare presentation.

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Department of Neurosurgery, Neurosciences Center, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Subdural empyema is a surgical emergency; if not recognized and managed early, it may prove fatal. In most of the cases, condition is preceded by paranasal sinusitis, otitis media or trauma. The authors report a previously undescribed case of spontaneous subdural empyema associated with Gaucher disease that had a good outcome following burr hole evacuation of subdural empyema and parenteral antibiotics. Patients with Gaucher disease may be vulnerable to severe bacterial infections, due to defective function of phagocytic cells and hypersplenism.

PMID:
17992047
DOI:
10.1159/000108802
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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