Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infections and re-infections in children: a multicentre retrospective study


Yakut N., Soysal A., Kadayifci E. K. , DALGIC N., CIFTDOGAN D. Y. , Karaaslan A., ...More

BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, vol.32, no.2, pp.196-200, 2018 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02688697.2018.1467373
  • Journal Name: BRITISH JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.196-200

Abstract

Purpose: Ventriculoperitoneal shunt (VPS) is the most common treatment modality for hydrocephalus. However, VPS infection is a common and serious complication with high rates of mortality and morbidity. The objective of this study was to investigate causative agents and the management of VPS infections and to identify risk factors for re-infection in children.