Infection in a functioning ventriculoperitoneal shunt treated with intraventricular gentamicin.

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A case of successful treatment of a functioning ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt infection with high doses of intraventricular gentamicin sulfate is reported. The VP shunt reservoir of a four-month-old girl with hydrocephalus became infected. The scalp wound was debrided and intravenous methicillin sodium, 200 mg every six hours, was administered. When… (More)

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