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J Infect. 1997 Jul;35(1):86-8.

Intracerebral sepsis due to intestinal perforation by ventriculo-peritoneal shunts: two cases.

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Department of Microbiology, North Manchester General Hospital, U.K.

Abstract

Two cases of ventriculo-peritoneal (V-P) shunt infection attributable to intestinal perforation are reported. One patient developed a brain abscess, the other ventriculitis. Microbiology consisted of faecal flora and the peritoneal catheter was found to be faecally stained in both cases. There were no abdominal symptoms or signs. It is likely that infection developed via the ascending route.

PMID:
9279734
DOI:
10.1016/s0163-4453(97)91217-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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