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Intracranial Infection

Extradural abscess         Subdural abscess       Intracerebral abscess        
Meningitis                       Encephalitis               Cavernous thrombosis
Bony (Osteitis /osteomyelitis)
They are more common in adolescents and young adult
More in males

Intracranial abscess are more commonly found subdurally, followed by a frontal lobe abscess
Meningitis tends to be associated with acute sphenoiditis either due to direct venous spread or because of parameningeal inflammation of the cavernous sinus

Management of intracranial complications

  1. i.v. antibiotics in high doses for 4-6 weeks
  2. Drainage of the abscess
  3. In multiple abscesses craniotomy is to be preferred

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