Filamentous Histoplasma capsulatum involving a ventriculoatrial shunt

J. G. Schwartz, F. O. Tio, R. J. Fetchick

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The authors describe the first case, to their knowledge, of filamentous Histoplasma capsulatum infection in a ventriculoatrial shunt. A review of the literature on the incidence, etiologies, and symptomatology of shunt-related infections is presented. The pathogenesis and treatment of the fungus-infected shunts are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)487-490
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Clinical Neurology


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