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Infect Chemother. 2009 Aug;41(4):240-244. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2009.41.4.240
Hong YA , Yoo JH , Kim JJ , Mo EY , Ahn GH , Jeong HK , Kim JS , Lee HJ , Jung MH , Yoon SB .
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea. jhyoo@catholic.ac.kr
Abstract

Acinetobacter species is a non-fermentative aerobic gram-negative coccobacillus that is an important pathogen found in nosocomial infections. Recently, multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (MDR-AB) infections have been increasing and pose a serious problem. Most such infections present as bacteremia, pneumonia, or a wound infection; however, CNS infections are very rare. We herein present a case of ventriculitis caused by MDR-AB in a 37-year old man after a neurosurgical intervention. The patient was successfully treated with intrathecal colistimethate.

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