A case of recurrent meningitis caused by drug resistant Enterococcus fecalis in a patient with ventriculoperitoneal shunt

Ghazvini, K. and Mashhadinejad, H. and Gholoobi, A. (2007) A case of recurrent meningitis caused by drug resistant Enterococcus fecalis in a patient with ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 11.

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Abstract

Background: Iatrogenic meningitis is an important complication in neurosurgery. This infection is not common. This paper presents the first report of recurrent shunt meningitis caused by drug resistant Enterococcus fecalis in Iran. Case report: We report a case with recurrent shunt meningitis caused by Enteroccocus fecalis in a 9-year old girl with ventriculoperitoneal shunt which did not recover by antibiotic therapy until the removal of the infected shunt. Discussion and Conclusion: Patients with hydrocephalus who are treated with ventriculoperitoneal shunts are susceptible to bacterial infections. The rate of this nosocomial infection varies from 2 to 22. It is suggested to pay more attention to symptoms of CNS infections among patients with cerebrospinal fluid drainage.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Immunology and Microbiology
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 11 May 2017 15:17
Last Modified: 28 May 2017 12:54
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2133

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