Duration of Antibiotic Therapy and Timing of Shunt Reimplantation in Pediatric CSF Shunt Infections: A Retrospective Multicenter Case SeriesJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (2022)
In this retrospective multicenter series of 154 children with cerebrospinal fluid shunt infections, the median (interquartile range) duration of antibiotic therapy was 18 (14-26) days. The time to shunt replacement was 14 (10-19) days. Management appeared to potentially differ according to the targeted pathogen and site
Publication DateSpring May 27, 2022
Citation InformationRobinson JL, McAlpine A, Barton M, Balamohan A, Davies HD, Skar G, Lefebvre MA, Almadani A, Freire D, Le Saux N, Bowes J, Srigley JA, Passarelli P, Bradley J, Khan S, Purewal R, Viel-Thériault I, Hawkes MT. Duration of Antibiotic Therapy and Timing of Shunt Reimplantation in Pediatric CSF Shunt Infections: A Retrospective Multicenter Case Series. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2022 May 27:piac037. doi: 10.1093/jpids/piac037. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35639930.