Successful antibiotic eradication of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection of a ventriculoatrial shunt.

@article{Orvin2009SuccessfulAE,
  title={Successful antibiotic eradication of Streptococcus pneumoniae infection of a ventriculoatrial shunt.},
  author={Katia L. Orvin and Efraim Bilavsky and Eran Weiner and Dror S. Shouval and Jacob Amir},
  journal={International journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases},
  year={2009},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={e101-3}
}
A case of Streptococcus pneumoniae meningitis in a possibly immune-compromised child with a ventriculoatrial shunt is described. The infection was successfully eradicated by treatment with intravenous ceftriaxone and rifampicin, without removal of the shunt.