Infection in Neurosurgery

  • J. Klastersky
  • L. Kahan-Coppens
  • J. Brihaye
Part of the Advances and Technical Standards in Neurosurgery book series (NEUROSURGERY, volume 6)


There is currently a spectrum ranging from 0.5% to 10% incidence of infection in the neurosurgical literature. In a recent retrospective study it has been found that the incidence of infection for neurosurgical patients was 7.4% in the urinary tract, 2.2% in neurosurgical wounds, 2.1% in respiratory system and 1.08% miscellaneous1.


Bacterial Meningitis Brain Abscess Aseptic Meningitis Epidural Abscess Shunt Infection 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Klastersky
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • L. Kahan-Coppens
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • J. Brihaye
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Service de Médecine Interne et Laboratoire d’Investigation Clinique H. J. TagnonInstitut Jules BordetBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Clinique NeurochirurgicaleBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Université Libre de BruxellesBrusselsBelgium

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