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VP shunt put in, taken out. Continuous vomiting, rashes in neck, face, moody. Possible reason?

My son had vp shunt put in at 3 months old had it taken out 1month later went without one for 6 months then put back in and and no problems and is now 13 yrs but in the last 9 days he has vomited 4 or 5 different times just out of the blue and in the last 2 days gotten a rash in his neck and face but no temp has been a little moody and lazy could this be shunt
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Your kid needs to be examined immediately.
In a child with ventriculo peritoneal shunt there could be blockage of the shunt which can result in vomiting.
There could also be infection because of the shunt in place and result in problems like this.

Also he has grown up and the shunt might need to be replaced.

His mood changes could indicate raise in intraventricular pressure causing such problems.

So request you to consult your doctor immediately.

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Hope this helps.
Take care

Dr Y V Siva Sankara Murty
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Answered: Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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