- Spinal Epidural Abscess may present insidiously and patients often lack the classic triad of fever, back pain and neurologic symptoms
- Empiric Antibiotics should cover Staphylococcus (including MRSA) and Gram negative Bacilli
- All patients with clinical suspicion require rapid evaluation with MRI as the diagnostic study of choice
- Although not all patients will go to the operating room, surgical consult (Neurosurgery or Orthopedics) should be obtained emergently
REBEL Core Cast 37.0 – Spinal Epidural Abscess
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