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Brain abscess caused by multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. Case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19061347     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
Carlos H Guinand Vives; Guillermo A Monsalve Duarte; Sandra Valderrama Beltrán; Johanna Osorio Pinzón
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neurosurgery     Volume:  111     ISSN:  0022-3085     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Neurosurg.     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-03     Completed Date:  2009-09-29     Revised Date:  2014-01-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0253357     Medline TA:  J Neurosurg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  306-10     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Acinetobacter Infections / microbiology
Acinetobacter baumannii* / drug effects
Brain Abscess / microbiology*
Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial*
Fatal Outcome
Multiple Trauma / complications
Young Adult
Comment In:
J Neurosurg. 2013 Dec;119(6):1656   [PMID:  24074497 ]
J Neurosurg. 2010 Jan;112(1):216; author reply 216-7   [PMID:  20043728 ]
J Neurosurg. 2010 Feb;112(2):474-5   [PMID:  20121380 ]

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