Medical Case Studies

  • Abbreviation: Med. Case Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6532
  • DOI: 10.5897/MCS
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 37

Case Report

Epidural abscess in a diabetic patient with complicated pyelonephritis: Case report and literature review

Carolina Neiva Guedes da Silva
  • Carolina Neiva Guedes da Silva
  • Médica, Departamento de Clínica Médica, Hospital Adventista Silvestre, Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil.
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Ana Paola Lavigne Safadi
  • Ana Paola Lavigne Safadi
  • Médica, Departamento de Clínica Médica, Hospital Adventista Silvestre, Rio de Janeiro (RJ), Brasil.
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Anderson Brito de Azevedo Silva
  • Anderson Brito de Azevedo Silva
  • Médico Hepatologista do Hospital Universitário Clemetino Fraga Filho, Departamento de Clínica Médica, Hospital Adventista Silvestre, RJ, Brasil.
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Pedro Gemal Lanzieri
  • Pedro Gemal Lanzieri
  • Médico, Departamento de Clínica Médica, Hospital Universitário Antônio Pedro, RJ, Brasil.
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  •  Received: 08 July 2015
  •  Accepted: 30 September 2015
  •  Published: 31 July 2016

Abstract

Epidural abscess is a rare condition, with increasing incidence, but still underdiagnosed. Clinical set is often confused with common diseases, which delays the diagnosis and may progress to irreversible neurological sequelae or death, if no early intervention is taken. We have reported a case of a patient immunosuppressed by diabetes who developed an epidural abscess due to a complicated pyelonephritis.

 

Key words: Epidural abscess, diabetes mellitus, complicated pyelonephritis.