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Old 08-05-2005, 07:38 PM
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Default Blocked shunt

Signs of a malfunctioning shunt-fever, vomiting, headache, lethargy, irritability, seizures, vision problems, loss of coordination, swelling and/or redness along shunt tract, abdominal pain with VP shunts, loss of previous abilities such as sensory or motor skills.

*If shunt*malfunctions are not treated, major problems such as brain damage or blindness could occur.* In some instances, a blocked shunt that goes untreated even for a short period of time can be life threatening.

If you feel there is a problem with your shunt*and you have several of the signs of a shunt malfunction seek medical assistance as soon as possible.

Shauna

SB&H Information & Services Coordinator

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