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VOLUME 23 , ISSUE 10 ( October, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Intraventricular Bleed Secondary to Intraventricular Antibiotics: A Case Report

Nikhat Sultana, K Subba Reddy, Munshi I Alam

Keywords : CNS infection, Intraventricular antibiotics

Citation Information : Sultana N, Reddy KS, Alam MI. Intraventricular Bleed Secondary to Intraventricular Antibiotics: A Case Report. Indian J Crit Care Med 2019; 23 (10):484-485.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23268

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-04-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


In case of multidrug resistant CNS infection use of intraventricular antibiotics are considered which have their own undesirable effects.1 An adult male patient who presented with multidrug resistant infection secondary to procedures done to facilitate to drain cerebrospinal fluid. Secondary to intraventricular antibiotic administration patient developed an intraparenchymal bleed with intraventricular extension; as a result of the bleed there was persistently raised intracranial pressure (ICP). The harmful effects of intraventricular antibiotics have to always be considered before taking a decision to start it. Appropriate precaution and low threshold of suspicion is required to rule out complications.

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