The role of intraventricular antibiotic therapy in the treatment of ventriculo-peritoneal shunt infection in children

Sahin A., Dalgic N., Kilic M., Kirgiz P., Kanik M. K., ÖZ E., ...More

CHILDS NERVOUS SYSTEM, vol.37, no.5, pp.1605-1612, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00381-021-05116-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, BIOSIS, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.1605-1612
  • Keywords: Children, Intraventricular, Shunt infections, Treatment
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Background In this study, the effectiveness of intraventricular (IVT) antibiotic administration was evaluated in the treatment of ventriculo-peritoneal (VP) shunt infection by comparing patients who received only systemic antibiotic treatment with patients who received antibiotics added to systemic therapy by IVT route.