Risk factors for ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection and triggering infectious pathogens

A. Germanishvilli, P. Dünisch, J. Walter, R. Kalff, Y. Sakr & C. Ewald
Objective: Cerebrospinal fluid shunt implantations account for a significant number of neurosurgical admissions and procedures. Approximately 10% of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) shunt operations are associated with infection and require removal or externalization of the shunt, in-hospital treatment[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]