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How do I manage acquired hydrocephalus on a daily basis?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Since acquired hydrocephalus is treated with surgical procedures, this condition does not necessarily require daily treatment. Children who are treated for acquired hydrocephalus with a shunt may need additional surgeries to insert new shunts to accommodate their growth or replace a shunt if infection occurs. If the area around the shunt does become infected, you will need to take medications such as antibiotics.

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