Infections of CSF Shunts and Other CSF Devices

Olga Klinkova, MD
Olga Klinkova, MD
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Category: Central Nervous System Infections, Device Related Infections, Infections of Polytrauma

Dr. Klinkova reviews CSF device-associated infections, an important potential source of morbidity for neurosurgical patients. She first discusses risk factors, and then transitions to discuss the pathogenesis and microbiology of shunt infections. Next, she reviews the typical clinical presentation of patients who present with the syndrome, and then discusses diagnostic pearls for identifying patients with CSF device infections. She then reviews the management of these patients including the principles of antibiotic selection. Lastly, Dr. Klinkova covers CSF device-associated infection prophylaxis.

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