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

Reaper, Jacqueline; Collins, Sally Ann; Bayston, Roger

Authors

Jacqueline Reaper jackiereaper@hotmail.com

Sally Ann Collins sally.collins@sth.nhs.uk

Roger Bayston roger.bayston@nottingham.ac.uk

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.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jul 16, 2012
Journal BMJ Case Reports
Electronic ISSN 1757-790X
Publisher BMJ Publishing Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Institution Citation Reaper, J., Collins, S. A., & Bayston, R. (2012). The use of the ASET in the diagnosis of ventriculoatrial shunt infection: a case report. BMJ Case Reports, doi:10.1136/bcr.2012.006164
DOI https://doi.org/10.1136/bcr.2012.006164
Publisher URL http://casereports.bmj.com/content/2012/bcr.2012.006164
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf

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