Meningitis following intrathecal catheter placement after accidental dural puncture
International Journal of Obstetric Anesthesia (Impact Factor: 1.83). 05/2006; 15(2):172. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijoa.2005.10.001
International journal of obstetric anesthesia 05/2013; 22(3). DOI:10.1016/j.ijoa.2013.03.002 · 1.83 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Iatrogenic meningitis is a rare but potentially fatal condition. We report a case of meningitis after combined spinal-epidural anesthesia and review previous reports of meningitis subsequent to spinal, combined spinal-epidural and epidural analgesia or anesthesia. Streptococci remain the most commonly identified agent, although cultures are frequently negative. Droplet contamination or needle contamination from incompletely sterilized skin are the major routes for infection. Strict aseptic technique and infection control measures should be employed when accessing the epidural space.Southern medical journal 03/2009; 102(3):287-90. DOI:10.1097/SMJ.0b013e318198696a · 1.12 Impact Factor
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