Brain Abscess Caused by Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii : Case Report
AuthorsPontificia Universidad Javeriana. Facultad de Medicina. Departamento de Medicina Interna. Grupo de Investigación en Enfermedades Infecciosas HUSI - PUJ
Guinand Vives, Carlos H.
Monsalve Duarte, Guillermo A.
Valderrama Beltrán, Sandra
Osorio Pinzón, Johanna
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0022-3085 / 1933-0693 (Electrónico)
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This 24-year-old soldier had a history of polytrauma caused by firearm missiles of a fragmentation weapon. He was referred to the Hospital Militar Central, where multiple shrapnel wounds in the head, face, thorax, and extremities were found. A brain abscess was documented and drained, and a culture grew a multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. An appropriate antibiotic treatment was started but did not lead to a good response, and the patient died. The clinical course of the illness is presented, as is its treatment and the role of A baumannii as an etiological agent of a brain abscess. To the authors' knowledge, there have been no reported cases in the worldwide literature of brain abscess by this infectious agent.
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SourceJournal of Neurosurgery; Vol. 111 Núm. 2 (2009)
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