Ariffin, Shanti R, Sam IC, Hany (0005) INTRAVENTRICULAR TEICOPLANIN. Journal of Health and Translational Medicine.

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Following craniotomy for an atypical rhabdoid tumour of the posterior cranial fossa, a fourteen-month-old boy developed a ventriculitis with methicillin resistant Staphylococcus epidermidis (MRSE) which is associated with the use of a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Treatment with intravenous vancomycin resulted in a severe allergic skin reaction. Substitution with intravenous teicoplanin resulted in negative blood culture and MRSE ventriculitis was successfully eradicated with concomitant use of intraventricular teicoplanin. No signs of recurrent infection or adverse events occurred. Intraventricular teicoplanin is safe and effective for the treatment of staphylococcal neurosurgical shunt infections. (JUMMEC 2009; 12(1):35-38)

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: teicoplanin, ventriculitis, neurosurgical shunts
Depositing User: MR. ADNAN YAHYA
Date Deposited: 12 Oct 0005
Last Modified: 12 Oct 0005

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