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Pure pyoventricle by staphylococcus epidermidis: case report of a rare entity

 
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dx.doi.org/10.18081/2333-5106/016-1/1-6
American Journal of BioMedicine Volume 4, Issue 1, pages 1-6
Received September 11, 2015; accepted December 03, 2015; published January 09, 2016 

Gonzalo Bertulloamail of corresponding author, Sebastián Lopezb, Ximena Gonzalezc, Gabriel Castellucciod, Luis Nuñeze

Abstract

Pyoventricle is a severe central nervous system infection located inside the cerebral ventricles that has been referred as pyocephalus, ventricular empyema or pyogenic ventriculitis. Pure pyoventricle due to a hematogenous spread by a focus distance is extremely rare. In this report, we present the evolution and interdisciplinary management of this rare entity in which its causal agent, Staphylococcus Epidermidis, has not been published in the existing literature.

Keywords: Pyochephalus; Ventricular empyema; Pyogenic ventriculitis

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