Turkish Neurosurgery 1997 , Vol 7 , Num 1-2
BILATERAL SUBDURAL EMPYEMA CAUSED BY SALMONELLA PARATYPHI A
S. Murat IMER1, Sabahattin ăOBANOđLU2, Serap KARASALIHOđLU3
1Istanbul University School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery, Istanbul, Trakya University
2School of Medicine, Departments of Neurosurgery, Edirne, Turkey
3 School of Medicine, Departments of Pediatrics, Edirne, Turkey
A 13 month old girl with bilateral subdural empyema that was shown to be caused by Salmonella paratyphi A is presented. Twenty-four cases of subdural empyema caused by Salmonella species/strains are reported in literature. Subdural empyema that is caused by Salmonella paratyphi A has not been described previously. Treatment consists of surgical decompression by craniotomy and systemic antibiotics in this case. Keywords : Craniotomy, Salmonella paratyphi A, subdural empyema
Corresponding author : S. Murat Imer