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

Randy S. Bell, Alexander 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 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Ventriculostomy
Minocycline
Rifampin
Meningitis
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Catheters
Eosinophilia
Eosinophils
United States Food and Drug Administration
Differential Diagnosis

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Eosinophilic meningitis after implantation of a rifampin and minocycline-impregnated ventriculostomy catheter in a child : Case report. / Bell, Randy S.; Vo, Alexander; Cooper, Patrick B.; Schmitt, Carrie L.; Rosner, Michael K.

In: Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 104 PEDIATRICS, No. SUPPL. 1, 01.2006, p. 50-54.

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Bell, Randy S. ; Vo, Alexander ; Cooper, Patrick B. ; Schmitt, Carrie L. ; Rosner, Michael K. / Eosinophilic meningitis after implantation of a rifampin and minocycline-impregnated ventriculostomy catheter in a child : Case report. In: Journal of Neurosurgery. 2006 ; Vol. 104 PEDIATRICS, No. SUPPL. 1. pp. 50-54.
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