Management of External Drain-Related CNS Infection
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.
KeywordsSurgical Site Infection External Ventricular Drain Central Nervous System Infection Nuchal Rigidity Head Trauma Patient
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