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VOLUME 22 , ISSUE 11 ( 2018 ) > List of Articles


Ventriculitis caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria in a medical intensive care unit with limited resources

Pedja Kovacevic, Sasa Dragic, Vlado Djajic

Keywords : Central nervous system infections, cerebrospinal fluid drains, cerebrospinal fluid shunt, meningitis, ventriculitis

Citation Information : Kovacevic P, Dragic S, Djajic V. Ventriculitis caused by multidrug-resistant bacteria in a medical intensive care unit with limited resources. Indian J Crit Care Med 2018; 22 (11):814-816.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_352_18

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-09-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


The widespread use of various devices in the diagnosis or treatment of critically ill neurological patients has led to the more frequent appearance of a new group of meningitis and ventriculitis caused by resistant Gram-negative bacteria or staphylococci. In literature, it has been labeled as health care-associated meningitis and ventriculitis. In our clinical practice (in resource-limited countries), we still have any viable experience neither in the application of these diagnostic and therapeutic tools nor in the handling of complications resulting from their use. However, we have had positive results with the help of the existing guidelines and advice from colleagues in the region (through a video consultation model) while also respecting other factors that reflect our work environment.

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