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Criteria for Diagnosis of Venticuloperitoneal Shunt Infection

Purpose:

To evaluate a pediatric patient with hydrocephalus and a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt for shunt infection using the criteria of Sarguna and lakshmi.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis, complications, failure handling and therapy escalation

ICD-10:

T85.7

Description:

Sarguna and lakshmi listed criteria for the diagnosis of shunt infection in a pediatric patient with hydrocephalus and a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. The authors are from Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences in Hyderabad, India.

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