Healthcare-Associated Ventriculitis and Meningitis

Authoring Organization

Publication Month/Year

February 27, 2017

Supplemental Implementation Tools

Quick-Reference Guide, Quick-Reference Guide

Document Type


External Publication Status


Country of Publication


Inclusion Criteria

Female, Male, Adolescent, Adult, Child, Infant, Older adult

Health Care Settings

Hospital, Operating and recovery room


Assessment and screening, Diagnosis, Prevention, Management, Treatment

Diseases/Conditions (MeSH)

D058565 - Cerebral Ventriculitis, D008581 - Meningitis


meningitis, Ventriculitis, cerebrospinal fluid shunts, cerebrospinal fluid drains, CNS Infections, central nervous system infections

Source Citation

Allan R. Tunkel, Rodrigo Hasbun, Adarsh Bhimraj, Karin Byers, Sheldon L. Kaplan, W. Michael Scheld, Diederik van de Beek, Thomas P. Bleck, Hugh J. L. Garton, Joseph R. Zunt, 2017 Infectious Diseases Society of America’s Clinical Practice Guidelines for Healthcare-Associated Ventriculitis and Meningitis, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 64, Issue 6, 15 March 2017, Pages 701–706, https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/cix152