The use of the ASET in the diagnosis of ventriculoatrial shunt infection: a case report

Reaper, Jacqueline and Collins, Sally Ann and Bayston, Roger (2012) The use of the ASET in the diagnosis of ventriculoatrial shunt infection: a case report. BMJ Case Reports . ISSN 1757-790X

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Abstract

A 38yr-old male with a ventriculoatrial shunt presented with nonspecific symptoms (headache, back pain, night sweats) and inconclusive laboratory results. He showed an extremely high titre of antibody to Staphylococcus epidermidis which proved diagnostic of shunt infection. This was confirmed on shunt removal and he was successfully treated.

Item Type:Article
Schools/Departments:Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medical and Surgical Sciences > Orthopaedic and Accident Surgery
ID Code:1649
Deposited By:Bayston, Dr Roger
Deposited On:18 Jul 2012 16:43
Last Modified:16 Jan 2013 01:00

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