We conducted a retrospective, observational study of 42 children with intracranial empyema admitted to a pediatric neurosurgical center over a 9-year period. Intracranial empyema is rare, but causes significant morbidity and mortality. Twenty-eight cases had neurosurgical source control, more commonly for subdural collections. Streptococcus anginosus group bacteria are important pathogens in subdural empyema, whose isolation predicts more complicated postoperative courses.
Pediatr Infect Dis J
e417 - e420