Conservative management of patients with cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections.

@article{Brown2008ConservativeMO,
  title={Conservative management of patients with cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections.},
  author={Erwin M Brown and R. J. G. Edwards and Ian K. Pople},
  journal={Neurosurgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={62 Suppl 2},
  pages={661-9}
}
OBJECTIVE In patients with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infection, removal of the shunt and antibiotic administration is the current standard of care. In 1986, we developed a protocol for the conservative management of patients with infected but functioning shunts. Treatment was based on the administration of a combination of intraventricular and systemic antibiotics. Intraventricular antibiotics were instilled via a separate access device. The purpose of this report is to describe our… CONTINUE READING

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