Duration of Antibiotic Therapy and Timing of Shunt Reimplantation in Pediatric CSF Shunt Infections: A Retrospective Multicenter Case Series

Joan L. Robinson, Alastair McAlpine, Michelle Barton, Archana Balamohan, H. Dele Davies, Gwenn Skar, Marie Astrid Lefebvre, Ahmed Almadani, Dolores Freire, Nicole Le Saux, Jennifer Bowes, Jocelyn A. Srigley, Patrick Passarelli, John Bradley, Sarah Khan, Rupeena Purewal, Isabelle Viel-Thériault, Michael T. Hawkes

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Abstract

In this retrospective multicenter series of 154 children with cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections, the median (interquartile range) duration of antibiotic therapy was 18 (14-26) days. The time to shunt replacement was 14 (10-19) days. Management appeared to potentially differ according to the targeted pathogen and site.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-360
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 30 2022

Keywords

  • CSF shunt infection
  • antibiotic duration
  • shunt reimplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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