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The prevention and therapy of ventricular shunt infections


, : The prevention and therapy of ventricular shunt infections. Medicina (Rijeka) 21(4): 163-165

The most serious complication caused by shunt is shunt infection, and development of meningitis during the first month after operation. The investigation includes 43 children with infantile hydrocephalus who were treated at the Pediatric Clinic of the Rijeka Hospital Centre during a period of 9 years.

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