How are CNS shunt infection treated?

Updated: Dec 03, 2019
  • Author: Sajeev Handa, MBBCh, BAO, LRCSI, LRCPI; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Device removal is indicated for CNS shunt infections (see Surgical Care), and antibiotic treatment should be focused once results of Gram staining and culture are available. [23] Empiric initial coverage with vancomycin plus ceftazidime, cefepime, or meropenem would be appropriate.


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