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Intracranial abscesses 

Intracranial abscesses
Chapter:
Intracranial abscesses
Author(s):

T P Lawrence

and R S C Kerr

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.0241103_update_001

Update:

Updates to Essentials

Updated on 13 September 2018. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 20 September 2018

An intracranial abscess is a life-threatening condition. Although the incidence is low in countries where antimicrobial treatment for infections is widespread, it remains the frequent cause of space-occupying masses in developing countries, and therefore an important cause of death and disability. Early diagnosis and intervention are vital in reducing potential subsequent sequelae....

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