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A Nosocomial Gram Negative Meningitis Caused By Acinetobacter SPP: Case Report

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Author(s): Taj ML Atri A | Yalda A R

Journal: Tehran University Medical Journal
ISSN 1683-1764

Volume: 61;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 223;
Date: 2003;
Original page

Keywords: Gram negative meningitis | multidrug resistant(MDR) | maxillary operation

ABSTRACT
The genus acinetobacter are intestinal gram negative, encapsulated, non motile, aerobic bacilli, which are rod shaped during rapid growth and cocobacillary in stationary phase. Risk factors associated with nosocomial infections include: length of hospital stay, surgery, wounds, previous infection, fecal colonization, treatment with broad spectrum antibiotics, parenteral nutrition, indwelling central intravenous or urinary catheters, admission to a burn unite or ICU and mechanical ventilation. Acinetobacter meningitis occur infrequently and is generally found after neuro¬surgical procedures."nHere, we are presenting a 19 year-old female patient who developed multi-drug resistant (MDR) acinetobacter meningitis after operation on maxillary bone, but despite good clinical response to imipenem and amikacin succumbed aminoglycoside induced otoxicity.
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