Subdural collections of fluid in acute bacterial meningitis: A review of 136 cases

G. A. Syrogiannopoulos, J. D. Nelson, G. H. McCracken

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Abstract

Collection of fluid in the subdural space during the course of acute bacterial meningitis is common in infants and is generally referred to as subdural effusion. The factors that influence formation of subdural effusion remain unclear. Large white blood cell counts (WBC) combined with an increased percentage of neutrophils and low glucose content, even when the culture is negative, are considered indicative of infected effusions. When grossly purulent material is encountered in the subdural space, the term subdural empyema is used.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-352
Number of pages10
JournalPediatric infectious disease
Volume5
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)

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