Epidural Abscess

Diagnosis Common Pathogens Drug(s) of First Choice Alternative Drug(s) Comments Expected Duration
Epidural abscess

S. aureus
Streptococci (anaerobic or aerobic)
E.coli

Ceftriaxone 2g IV q12-24h
PLUS
Vancomycin

For severe PCN allergy:
Aztreonam 2g IV q8h
PLUS
Vancomycin

 

ID consultation recommended