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Brucellameningoencephalitis associated with cerebrospinal fluid shunt in a child: Case report

Authors
Journal
Surgical Neurology
0090-3019
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
35
Issue
6
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0090-3019(91)90181-8
Keywords
  • Brucellameningoencephalitis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Infection

Abstract

Abstract Brucella meningoencephalitis is rare in young children. We describe a patient who developed Brucella meningoen-cephalitis at the age of 20 months while he had a ventriculoperitoneal shunt in situ for treatment of hydrocephalus. This patient was treated with streptomycin and rifampicin. The shunt was left in situ, and all the clinical and laboratory test abnormalities subsided with this management. We propose that in a patient with Brucella meningo-encephalitis, the cerebrospinal fluid shunt system can be left in situ and treatment with appropriate combination of antibiotics should prove to be successful.

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