Duration of Antibiotic Therapy and Timing of Shunt Reimplantation in Pediatric CSF Shunt Infections: A Retrospective Multicenter Case Series Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Abstract In this retrospective multicenter series of 154 children with cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections, the median (interquartile range) duration of antibiotic therapy was 18 (14-26) days. The time to shunt replacement was 14 (10-19) days. Management appeared to potentially differ according to the targeted pathogen and site.

authors

  • Robinson, Joan L
  • McAlpine, Alastair
  • Barton, Michelle
  • Balamohan, Archana
  • Davies, H Dele
  • Skar, Gwenn
  • Lefebvre, Marie-Astrid
  • Almadani, Ahmed
  • Freire, Dolores
  • Le Saux, Nicole
  • Bowes, Jennifer
  • Srigley, Jocelyn A
  • Passarelli, Patrick
  • Bradley, John
  • Khan, Sarah
  • Purewal, Rupeena
  • Viel-Thériault, Isabelle
  • Hawkes, Michael T

publication date

  • August 30, 2022