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A case of community-acquired Acinetobacter baumannii meningitis - has the threat moved beyond the hospital?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18436607     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Acinetobacter baumannii is a prolific nosocomial pathogen renowned for its multidrug-resistant nature. We report a case of community-acquired meningitis due to A. baumannii. The case highlights the potential pathogenicity of this organism and raises concerns that this highly adaptable organism may soon evolve into a significant community pathogen, too.
Warren Lowman; Thomas Kalk; Colin N Menezes; Melanie A John; Martin P Grobusch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of medical microbiology     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0022-2615     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Med. Microbiol.     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-25     Completed Date:  2008-07-03     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0224131     Medline TA:  J Med Microbiol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  676-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Acinetobacter Infections / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  microbiology*
Acinetobacter baumannii / isolation & purification*
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
Ceftriaxone / therapeutic use
Community-Acquired Infections / epidemiology,  microbiology
Cross Infection / epidemiology,  microbiology
Dexamethasone / therapeutic use
Meningitis, Bacterial / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  microbiology*
Middle Aged
Thienamycins / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 0/Thienamycins; 50-02-2/Dexamethasone; 73384-59-5/Ceftriaxone; 96036-03-2/meropenem

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