Infections In Neurological Surgery

from direct inoculation of micro-organisms into the CSF or, less commonly, through retrograde propagation from contiguous structures through emissary veins. Meningitis most commonly occurs in one of the following clinical settings:

Post-operatively (mostly following craniotomy).

Penetrating CNS trauma.

Following basilar skull fracture associated with CSF leak.

In association with CSF shunt devices. In association with spinal dysraphic states, such as ruptured myelomeningocele and persistent dermal sinus tracts [31-33].

Rarely, a lumbar puncture performed during an episode of bacteremia may precipitate bacterial meningitis. However, the overwhelming importance of obtaining CSF for rapid diagnosis and treatment should overshadow any concern for causing meningitis by performing a diagnostic lumbar puncture.

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The term vaginitis is one that is applied to any inflammation or infection of the vagina, and there are many different conditions that are categorized together under this ‘broad’ heading, including bacterial vaginosis, trichomoniasis and non-infectious vaginitis.

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