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Neurosurgery MCQ. 3: Which organism is most often responsible of meningitis in patients with VP shunts?


Choices:

  1. Streptococcus agalactiae 
  2. Hemophilus influenza 
  3. Staphylococcus epidermiditis 
  4. Neisseria meningitidis

Explanations:

  • The most common organisms for neonatal meningitis is streptococcus agalactiae 
  • Hemophilus influenza was the most common organism before the introduction of vaccination 
  • Neisseria meningitidis is most common in adults 
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis is responsible for 75 percent of shunt related meningitis


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