Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum: a rare offending organism

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Abstract

Postsurgical infection is one of the greatest potential morbidities of ventriculoperitoneal shunt surgery. The majority of infections can be linked to contamination with skin flora at the time of surgery, a phenomenon that has been well described. However, there is a paucity of literature regarding infection with nontuberculous mycobacteria. The authors report a case of postoperative ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum and review the available neurosurgical literature and treatment strategies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)704-707
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

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Mycobacterium fortuitum
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
Nontuberculous Mycobacterium Infections
Infection
Morbidity
Skin

Keywords

  • atypical mycobacteria
  • EVD = external ventricular drain
  • MIC = minimum inhibitory concentration
  • Mycobacterium fortuitum
  • nontuberculous mycobacteria
  • NTM = nontuberculous mycobacteria
  • RGM = rapidly growing mycobacteria
  • shunt infection
  • TMPSMZ = trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
  • ventriculoperitoneal shunt
  • VP = ventriculoperitoneal
  • WBC = white blood cell

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Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection with Mycobacterium fortuitum : a rare offending organism. / Cadena, Gilbert; Wiedeman, Jean A; Boggan, James E.

In: Journal of neurosurgery. Pediatrics, Vol. 14, No. 6, 01.12.2014, p. 704-707.

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