Bilateral epidural hematoma in a patient with human immunodeficiency virus infection: a case report
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Intracranial epidural haematomas are almost always secondary to head traumas and usually occur unilaterally. Bilateral intracranial epidural haematomas are rare, but the mortality is very high. In our case, we report a bilateral epidural haematoma in a 32 year old, HIV infected male patient who came to the emergency service with a head trauma because of a motor vehicle-pedestrian accident. The occurrence of bilateral epidural haematoma in an HIV infected patient is a rare condition as a result of head trauma in a lateral direction on one side. As a result of the vasculopathy and coagulopathy, which are complications of HIV infection, the cerebral vessels have a fragile structure that leads to complications that facilitate the development of contralateral intracranial epidural haematoma together.