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Brain abscess formation as a CSF shunt complication: a case report

Overview of attention for article published in Cases Journal, January 2009
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Title
Brain abscess formation as a CSF shunt complication: a case report
Published in
Cases Journal, January 2009
DOI 10.1186/1757-1626-2-110
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Authors

Aimun AB Jamjoom, Abrar R Waliuddin, Abdulhakim B Jamjoom

Abstract

The formation of a brain abscess as a result of a cerebrospinal fluid shunt complication is extremely rare in the literature with only 7 cases reported in the last 20 years. We report a patient that developed a brain abscess adjacent to a functioning ventricular catheter in the presence of shunt infection by another pathogen. Clinicians should consider this complication in any shunted patient with clinical features of infection and suggestive changes on imaging however subtle. Expedited standard management for the abscess and the CSF shunt infection, if present, should be employed. Removal of all non-functioning catheters should be encouraged.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 23 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 4 17%
Student > Postgraduate 4 17%
Student > Master 4 17%
Researcher 3 13%
Professor > Associate Professor 3 13%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 2 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 10 43%
Neuroscience 4 17%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 13%
Social Sciences 1 4%
Immunology and Microbiology 1 4%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 4 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 20 September 2016.
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#816,933
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#21
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#24,656
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