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PostSubject: Common Infections With Shunts    Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:50 pm

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I think I have a shunt infection
How do I know if I have a shunt infection?


COMMON SHUNT INFECTIONS
It is very important to familiarise yourself with these common shunt infections, especially if you have a shunt. Here is the information you need to know and if you are suffering from any of the symptoms, you must notify your Doctor IMMEDIATELY!

MENINGITIS is an inflammation of the meninges (the protective membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord) caused by an infection. The inflammation can cause damage to the brain and spinal cord.Read this factsheet from our Partners the Brain and Spine Foundation.Read more

MRSA stands for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus bacteria. It is known to cause skin infections as well as many other types of infections. Read more

Staphylococcus aureus is a group of bacteria that can cause a number of diseases as a result of infection of various tissues of the body.Read more

Ventriculitis is caused by infection of the ventricles, leading to swelling and inflammation.Read more
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