Cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: a prospective study of risk factors.

@article{Kulkarni2001CerebrospinalFS,
  title={Cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection: a prospective study of risk factors.},
  author={Abhaya V Kulkarni and James M. Drake and Maria Lamberti-Pasculli},
  journal={Journal of neurosurgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={195-201}
}
OBJECT Hydrocephalus is a common condition of childhood that usually requires insertion of a cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt. Infection is one of the most devastating complications that may arise from the presence of CSF shunts. In this study, the authors prospectively analyzed perioperative risk factors for CSF shunt infection in a cohort of children. METHODS Between 1996 and 1999, 299 eligible patients underwent CSF shunt operations (insertions and revisions) that were observed by a… CONTINUE READING

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