Spinal epidural abscess

Case contributed by Dr Roberto Schubert


Intermittent fever, back pain and tenderness in a patient with diabetes mellitus, foot ulcer and MRSA infection.

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Female

Case Discussion

Haematogenic epidural abcesses (as opposed to post-operative infectious complications) are often located dorsally.

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Case information

rID: 14692
Published: 22nd Aug 2011
Last edited: 13th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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