What is the prevalence of spinal epidural abscess in the US?

Updated: Jul 12, 2018
  • Author: J Stephen Huff, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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The frequency in large tertiary care centers is estimated to be about 2.8 cases per 10,000 admissions. The incidence is suspected to be increasing in relation to intravenous (IV) drug abuse. [7]


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