What is the global prevalence of spinal epidural abscess?

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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Because these abscesses occur rarely, the frequency is unknown. It probably parallels the US experience of rarity, although limited diagnostic capabilities in medically underserved countries might increase its importance as a health risk.


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