Use of ventriculoperitoneal shunts to treat uncontrollable intracranial hypertension in patients who have cryptococcal meningitis without hydrocephalus.

@article{Liliang2002UseOV,
  title={Use of ventriculoperitoneal shunts to treat uncontrollable intracranial hypertension in patients who have cryptococcal meningitis without hydrocephalus.},
  author={P C Liliang and Cheng-loong Liang and Wen-Neng Chang and Kang Lu and Cheng-Hsien Lu},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2002},
  volume={34 12},
  pages={E64-8}
}
Between 1997 and 2000, 4 human immunodeficiency virus-negative patients in our institution had cryptococcal meningitis with uncontrollable intracranial hypertension. All 4 patients were treated with antifungal drugs as well as ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunts for intracranial hypertension. Neurological deficits that were unresponsive to pharmacologic… CONTINUE READING