Kwang Sik Kim, Author at Psychiatry Advisor

Kwang Sik Kim

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Spinal epidural abscess

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Spinal epidural abscess represents the accumulation of purulent material in the space between the dura mater and osseo-ligamentous confines of the vertebral canal. Spinal epidural abscess presents a diagnostic challenge, particularly in pediatric populations. The diagnosis of spinal epidural abscess requires a high level of clinical suspicion. In…

Brain abscess

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has a brain abscess? What are the typical findings for this disease? Brain abscess is a focal suppurative process of the brain parenchyma.The abscess begins initially as an area of focal inflammation, called cerebritis, which with time and without effective treatment progresses to…

Bacterial meningitis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has bacterial meningitis? What are the typical findings for this disease? Bacterial meningitis represents an inflammation of the meninges affecting the pia, arachnoid, and subarachnoid space and develops in response to bacteria and bacteria products in the brain. Suspected bacterial meningitis is a…

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