Management of External Drain-Related CNS Infection

  • Mikala Wang
  • Jens Kjølseth Møller


Central nervous system (CNS) infection is a common complication to external drainage of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leading to extended duration of hospitalization, neurological sequelae, or even death.


Surgical Site Infection External Ventricular Drain Central Nervous System Infection Nuchal Rigidity Head Trauma Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Clinical MicrobiologyAarhus University HospitalSkejby, Aarhus NDenmark
  2. 2.Department of Clinical MicrobiologyVejle HospitalVejleDenmark

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