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2022 Sep 09

Medicine (Baltimore)



Epidural abscess formation with an atypical pathogen following epidural steroid injection: A case report.


Lee J Y, Kim J W, Na Y J, Kim T, Han S H
Medicine (Baltimore). 2022 Sep 09; 101(36):e30495.
PMID: 36086689.


Subcutaneous and epidural abscesses following epidural injection are a serious but rare complication. Epidural abscesses are typically caused by Staphylococcus aureus bacterial infection. In this case presented here, the causative bacterium was Enterococcus faecalis.