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Pyogenic ventriculitis following enteral bacterial translocation in a patient with small bowel obstruction.
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PMID:  22408220     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The authors present a rare case of ventriculitis secondary to cerebro spinal fluid (CSF) colonization with Escherichia coli species in a 65-year-old woman. Passage of bacterial organisms from the lumen of the gastrointestinal tract to the bloodstream or lymphatic tissue is known as translocation. Once in the bloodstream, particular bacteria are able to cross the blood-brain barrier and migrate to CSF. Elective abdominal surgery, intestinal obstruction, colorectal cancer, ischaemic reperfusion injury and pancreatitis have all increased the risk of this phenomenon. This account highlights particular events in presentation and management of such a case, followed by a brief literature review.
D Hansom; M G Littlejohn; M J Clancy
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scottish medical journal     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0036-9330     ISO Abbreviation:  Scott Med J     Publication Date:  2012 Feb 
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Created Date:  2012-03-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2983335R     Medline TA:  Scott Med J     Country:  Scotland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery - Professorial Unit, Western Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
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