Eosinophilia of the cerebrospinal fluid: Late reaction to a silastic shunt

C. R. Kennedy, Harvey Singer

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Abstract

The differential diagnosis of CSF eosinophilia consists primarily of infection, infestation or malignancy. This report describes an eight-year-old patient with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt who presented with a two-year history of episodic heachache and vomiting and persistent tenderness of the skin overlying the bulb of the shunt. Ventricular CSF showed persisting eosinophilia, but there was no evidence of infection or malignancy. All abnormalities resolved promptly after the shunt was replaced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)386-390
Number of pages5
JournalDevelopmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Volume30
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988

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Eosinophilia
Cerebrospinal Fluid
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
Infection
Vomiting
Neoplasms
Differential Diagnosis
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  • Clinical Neurology
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Eosinophilia of the cerebrospinal fluid : Late reaction to a silastic shunt. / Kennedy, C. R.; Singer, Harvey.

In: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, Vol. 30, No. 3, 1988, p. 386-390.

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