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Acinetobacter baumannii isolation in cerebrospinal fluid in a febrile neonate.
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PMID:  21980849     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
We report the isolation of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of a neonate suffering from fever and irritability who was initially regarded as aseptic meningitis [CSF analysis: white blood cell (WBC), 14/mm3 (neutrophil 78%); glucose, 41 mg/dl; protein, 52 mg/dl]. The normal range of WBC counts in the CSF is fairly wide, and the symptoms of meningitis are nonspecific in this age group. This patient had several risk factors for Acinetobacter infection, including exposure to antibiotics and previous admission to a neonatal care unit; therefore, it was difficult to judge the import of the isolation of A. baumannii from the CSF in this case. With the increasing prevalence of Acinetobacter species in hospital environments, clinicians may thus be confronted with uncertainty regarding whether isolated A. baumannii is a true pathogen or a contaminant. Thus, clinicians should be familiar with the risk factors for Acinetobacter infection and clinical/laboratory findings of clinically significant CSF Acinetobacter isolates.
Hoar Lim Jeong; Jung Sook Yeom; Ji Sook Park; Ji Hyun Seo; Eun Sil Park; Jae Young Lim; Chan-Hoo Park; Hyang Ok Woo; Hee-Shang Youn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Turkish journal of pediatrics     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0041-4301     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:    2011 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0417505     Medline TA:  Turk J Pediatr     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  445-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Gyeongsang National University Faculty of Medicine, Jinju, Korea.
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