Ventriculitis, aqueductal stenosis and hydrocephalus in neonatal meningitis: Diagnose and treatment

Research paper by S. Kaul, J. D'Cruz, B. Glista, F. C. Behrle, R. Rapkin

Indexed on: 01 Jan '78Published on: 01 Jan '78Published in: Infection


Five newborns are presented who had meningitis and developed aqueductal stenosis. The diagnosis of obstruction was made by ventriculography during the course of meningitis. A variety of therapeutic measures (use of intraventricular antibiotics, use of reliably diffusible antibiotics, drainage of ventricles) led to varying results. Protocols should be established to assess each modality or combination thereof to help reduce the extremely high morbidity and mortality of this disease.