Eosinophilic meningitis after implantation of a rifampin and minocycline-impregnated ventriculostomy catheter in a child: Case report

Randy S. Bell, Alexander H. Vo, Patrick B. Cooper, Carrie L. Schmitt, Michael K. Rosner

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Abstract

Eosinophilic meningitis has been defined as meningitis in which a total cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) sample is found to have more than 10 eosinophils per millimeter or is composed of greater than 10% eosinophils. The differential diagnosis is broad and the clinical presentation, lacking an internalized CSF diversion system, is often nonspecific. With respect to patients with shunt systems, a positive correlation exists between CSF eosinophilia and eventual shunt failure requiring revision. In this paper the authors present the highest reported level of CSF eosinophilia in conjunction with a rifampin and minocycline-impregnated ventriculostomy catheter recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)50-54
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of neurosurgery
Volume104 PEDIATRICS
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antibiotic catheter
  • Eosinophilic meningitis
  • Pediatric neurosurgery
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology

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