Recurrent shunt associated ventriculitis caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Case with fatal outcome despite linezolid therapy
Publication Type:Journal Article
Source:Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health, Volume 5, Number 4, p.373-375 (2012)
Keywords:adult, article, bacterium culture, brain ventricle peritoneum shunt, brain ventriculitis, case report, fatality, hospital infection, human, linezolid, male, methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, outcome assessment, postoperative period, vancomycin
Ventriculoperitoneal shunt-associated ventriculitis is a serious though under-reported nosocomial complication of neurocritical settings. The treatment of CNS Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections is usually successful with vancomycin or linezolid. Here, we report a case of ventriculitis due to MRSA following a shunt infection, which did not show clinical response to linezolid therapy. With the increasing use of invasive procedures, nosocomial infections have increased exponentially. Exercising extreme care in such CNS procedures becomes very important.
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