A case of meningitis associated with Acinetobacter baumannii ACINETOBACTER BAUMANNII'YE BAGLI BIR MENENJIT OLGUSU

Sunbul M., Eroglu C., Akcam Z., Leblebicioglu H.

Ondokuz Mayis Universitesi Tip Dergisi, vol.14, no.4, pp.284-286, 1997 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Journal Name: Ondokuz Mayis Universitesi Tip Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.284-286
  • Keywords: Acinetobacter spp., Imipenem/cilastatin, Nosocomial meningitis
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


Acinetobacter baumanni, which is known among one of the etiologic agents causing nosocomial respiratory system infections has been rarely reported as a cause of meningitis. A forty-three year old man was hospitalized after a blunt head trauma. On administration, it was noticed that he had epidural hematoma. In the postoperative fourth day, seeing the clinical picture was going worse, a lumbar puncture was performed. The culture cerebrospinal fluid yielded Acinetobacter baumannii. The patient was treated successfully with imipenem/cilastatin in a duration of thirty days. The presented case here, Acinetobacter baumanni meningitis, is a rare clinical entity that can be encountered nosocomially.