volume 30, issue 4, P459-460 2015
DOI: 10.3109/02688697.2015.1096908
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Abstract: We report a case of tumour-related hydrocephalus in a child treated with a ventriculo-peritoneal shunt which subsequently became infected with gram negative bacteria (Escherichia coli). After successful treatment of the infection the patient became shunt independent and has remained so for over 2 years. Gram negative ventriculitis is associated with diminished cerebro-spinal fluid production and we discuss the literature to date regarding this phenomenon.

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