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Acinetobacter baumannii infection during pregnancy and puerperium.
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PMID:  19462176     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Acinetobacter baumannii is a multidrug-resistant bacterium that is normally a commensal pathogen. This bacterium can lead to severe complications such as pneumonia, fever and septicaemia, because of limited treatment options. This case report describes a cervical A. baumannii infection during pregnancy and puerperium in a case of a patient treated in our hospital, because of insufficiency of cervix diagnosed in the 28 + 3 week of gestation. In spite of antibiotic treatment, the patient developed increasing contractions and chorioamnionitis, resulting in caesarean section in the 31st week of gestation. Moreover, although being treated with carbapenems, the patient presented postpartal with fever and septic symptoms, which could only be treated by escalation of the dosage of the given carbapenem. In conclusion, A. baumannii can lead to premature contractions and can be associated with chorioamnionitis during pregnancy. Moreover, it can also cause septic complications in the puerperium associated with long duration of hospitalisation. The management and therapy of this vaginal infection during pregnancy and puerperium is a real challenge to gynaecologists and obstetricians.
Viktoria Aivazova; Franz Kainer; Klaus Friese; Ioannis Mylonas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-05-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gynecology and obstetrics     Volume:  281     ISSN:  1432-0711     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Gynecol. Obstet.     Publication Date:  2010 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710213     Medline TA:  Arch Gynecol Obstet     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
1st Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Maistrasse 11, 80337, Munich, Germany.
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