Open Access and Peer-reviewed
Home Journal Issues Guide for Authors Editorial Board Aims & Scope About Journal News & Announcements


Case Report 
NMJ. 2015; 4(1): 43-46


Pyogenic ventriculitis in an immunocompetent adult female

Amit Agrawal,Umamaheswarareddy.V,HegdeK.V.,Priya Malpani,Sankeerty.

Abstract
Pyogenic ventriculitis is defined as exudative inflammation of the ependymal lining of ventricles, resulting
in accumulation of pus in the ventricular system. Common organisms causing pyogenic ventriculitis are
gram negative species, followed by staphylococcus, streptococcus and enterobacter species. Clinical features
of patient with ventriculitis are variable. High grade fever, nuchal rigidity, photophobia, delirium, seizures
in a clinically moribund patient should raise suspicion of ventriculitis. CSF picture showing rapidly declining
glucose (< 25 gm/dl) with sharp raise in protein levels (>50 gm/dl) and neutrophilic pleocytosis (10-11 cells/
μL) is highly suggestive of pyogenic ventriculitis. Neuroimaging plays a pivotal role in management of
ventriculitis. Once the diagnosis is established, appropriate treatment must be started based on antibiotic
sensitivity of organism. Mortality following pyogenic ventriculitis is high (30-70%).

Key words: Keywords: Pyogenic ventriculitis, ependymitis, pyocephalus, streptococcus pneumoniae, pneumococcus, immunocompetent.


 
ARTICLE TOOLS
Abstract
PDF Fulltext
How to cite this articleHow to cite this article
Citation Tools
Related Records
 Articles by Amit Agrawal
Articles by Umamaheswarareddy.V
Articles by HegdeK.V.
Articles by Priya Malpani
Articles by Sankeerty
on Google
on Google Scholar


How to Cite this Article
Pubmed Style

Amit Agrawal,Umamaheswarareddy.V,HegdeK.V.,Priya Malpani,Sankeerty. Pyogenic ventriculitis in an immunocompetent adult female. NMJ. 2015; 4(1): 43-46.


Web Style

Amit Agrawal,Umamaheswarareddy.V,HegdeK.V.,Priya Malpani,Sankeerty. Pyogenic ventriculitis in an immunocompetent adult female. http://www.narayanamedicaljournal.com/?mno=196245 [Access: January 08, 2022].


AMA (American Medical Association) Style

Amit Agrawal,Umamaheswarareddy.V,HegdeK.V.,Priya Malpani,Sankeerty. Pyogenic ventriculitis in an immunocompetent adult female. NMJ. 2015; 4(1): 43-46.



Vancouver/ICMJE Style

Amit Agrawal,Umamaheswarareddy.V,HegdeK.V.,Priya Malpani,Sankeerty. Pyogenic ventriculitis in an immunocompetent adult female. NMJ. (2015), [cited January 08, 2022]; 4(1): 43-46.



Harvard Style

Amit Agrawal,Umamaheswarareddy.V,HegdeK.V.,Priya Malpani,Sankeerty (2015) Pyogenic ventriculitis in an immunocompetent adult female. NMJ, 4 (1), 43-46.



Turabian Style

Amit Agrawal,Umamaheswarareddy.V,HegdeK.V.,Priya Malpani,Sankeerty. 2015. Pyogenic ventriculitis in an immunocompetent adult female. Narayana Medical Journal, 4 (1), 43-46.



Chicago Style

Amit Agrawal,Umamaheswarareddy.V,HegdeK.V.,Priya Malpani,Sankeerty. "Pyogenic ventriculitis in an immunocompetent adult female." Narayana Medical Journal 4 (2015), 43-46.



MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Amit Agrawal,Umamaheswarareddy.V,HegdeK.V.,Priya Malpani,Sankeerty. "Pyogenic ventriculitis in an immunocompetent adult female." Narayana Medical Journal 4.1 (2015), 43-46. Print.



APA (American Psychological Association) Style

Amit Agrawal,Umamaheswarareddy.V,HegdeK.V.,Priya Malpani,Sankeerty (2015) Pyogenic ventriculitis in an immunocompetent adult female. Narayana Medical Journal, 4 (1), 43-46.








AUTHOR LOGIN

REVIEWER LOGIN

Indexed
&
Abstracted


Google Scholar, Index Copernicus,Index Scholar,COSMOS


ABOUT JOURNAL
POLICIES
STATEMENTS