What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) meningitis?

Updated: Jul 09, 2018
  • Author: Prateek Lohia, MD, MHA; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Surgical intervention may occasionally be required in infants or children who develop increased ICP. Intervention in such instances may be limited to the placement of a device to monitor ICP in order to facilitate treatment. In other instances, surgery may be required to alleviate noncommunicating hydrocephalus.


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