subdural effusion

subdural effusion

A protein-rich excess of CSF under the dura mater, which is seen in ± 50% of children with Haemophilus influenzae meningitis.
 
Clinical, infants
Bulging fontanelle, widened sutures, increased head circumference, persistent fever, increased intracranial pressure, leading to vomiting, seizures.

Management
Antibiotics; surgical drainage if no response.

subdural effusion

Neurology A protein-rich CSF excess under the dura, seen in ± 50% of children with.H influenzae meningitis Clinical, infants Bulging fontanelle, widened sutures, ↑ head circumference, persistent fever, ↑ intracranial pressure → vomiting, seizures Management Antibiotics; drainage if no response
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