Ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection with Mycobacterium abscessus: a rare cause of ventriculitis

Conclusions Non-tuberculous mycobacteria are rare, atypical organisms in the setting of ventriculoperitoneal shunt infection. Patients with ventriculitis secondary to atypical mycobacteria may exhibit drug-resistant cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in the face of standard antibiotic regimens.
Source: World Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Source Type: research