Subdural empyema epidemiology and demographics
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Subdural empyema accounts for approximately 15-25% of focal central nervous system infections. In 2014, the incidence of subdural empyema was estimated to be less than 1 case per 100,000 individuals. Prior to antibiotics, the case fatality rate of subdural empyema was estimated to be near 100%. However, with antibiotics, the current rate is estimated between 10-20%. The disease usually occurs in children and young adults (70% cases occurring in the second and third decades of life), being more frequent in men than women, possibly due to sex-related differences in sinus anatomy.
Epidemiology and Demographics
In 2014, the incidence of subdural empyema was estimated to be less than 1 case per 100,000 individuals.
Case Fatality Rate
Subdural empyema may affect patients of any age group. Subdural empyema most commonly affects individuals younger than 20 years of age, as approximately 70% of cases occur in the second and third decades of life.
Males are more commonly affected with subdural empyema name than females. The male to female ratio is approximately 6 to 1.
There is no racial predilection to subdural empyema.
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