Infection of cerebrospinal fluid shunts: causative pathogens, clinical features, and outcomes.

@article{Wang2004InfectionOC,
  title={Infection of cerebrospinal fluid shunts: causative pathogens, clinical features, and outcomes.},
  author={Kuochen. Wang and Chiung-Chih Chang and Tsung-yu Shih and Chi-Ren Huang and Nai-Wen Tsai and Chen-Sheng Chang and Yao-Chung Chuang and Pan Liliang and Tsi Xiang Su and Cl{\'e}ment Rau and Yao Chuan Tsai and Ben-Chung Cheng and Patricia E. Hung and Chin-jung Chang and Cheng-Hsien Lu},
  journal={Japanese journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={
          44-8
        }
}
This retrospective chart review describes the clinical features, pathogens, and outcomes of 46 patients with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt infections collected over 16 years. The overall CSF shunt infection rate was 2.1%, broken down into 1.7 and 9.3% in adult and pediatric groups, respectively. Fever and progressive consciousness disturbance were the most clinical features in the adult patient group, whereas disturbance of consciousness and abdominal symptoms and signs were the two most… CONTINUE READING

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