Occult shunt infections—think of biofilms

Abstract

In this issue of Acta Neurochirurgica, Mounier et al. [1] describe a case of a biofilm-associated infection of a ventricular catheter that was removed from a patient with shunt malfunction. All the commonlymeasured inflammatory parameters and CSF cultures were negative. Scanning electronmicroscopy of the shunt tubing demonstrated bacterial cocci embedded in… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00701-016-2978-y

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