An analysis of cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections in adults. A clinical experience of twelve years


The authors analyze a group of 451 shunt operations where 317 patients had hydrocephalus and 23 cases were reported positive after cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cultures. Staphylococcus was the most frequent bacterial organism found (57%). This retrospective study of 23 patients in whom infection developed following placement of an extrathecal shunt, although… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF01812278

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