[Bacteriologic monitoring of external ventricular drainage in children].


The authors report 27 cases of external ventricular drainage employed in children. The usage of this technique caused neither infection nor surinfection in any of the cases. It is difficult to interpret the analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid thus obtained. Decisive criteria for recovery or non infection can be derived by studying the isozymatic profile of the L.D.H. (lactic dehydrogenase).

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@article{Santini1982BacteriologicMO, title={[Bacteriologic monitoring of external ventricular drainage in children].}, author={Jos{\'e} Santini and Catherine Billard and Herv{\'e} Boissonnet and J C Borderon}, journal={Neuro-Chirurgie}, year={1982}, volume={28 6}, pages={379-82} }