Brain Abscess Caused by Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii : Case Report
AuthorsGuinand Vives, Carlos H.
Monsalve Duarte, Guillermo A.
Valderrama Beltrán, Sandra
Osorio Pinzón, Johanna
Pontificia Universidad Javeriana. Facultad de Medicina. Departamento de Medicina Interna. Grupo de Investigación en Enfermedades Infecciosas HUSI - PUJ
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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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