Infectious Diseases consultation is recommended for all CNS infections, particularly those in which the preferred antibiotic cannot be used or in which the organism is resistant to usual therapy.
CNS Shunt Infection
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Dexamethasone in adults with bacterial meningitis: N Eng J Med 2002;347:1549.
Therapy in cerebrospinal fluid shunt infection. Neurosurgery 1980;7:459.