Neurosurgically related nosocomial Acinetobacter baumannii meningitis: report of two cases and literature review.

  title={Neurosurgically related nosocomial Acinetobacter baumannii meningitis: report of two cases and literature review.},
  author={Vitaliy Krol and Naveed S Hamid and Burke A. Cunha},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  volume={71 2},
Nosocomial meningitis is an uncommon complication of neurosurgical procedures, although nosocomial Gram-negative bacillary meningitis does occur occasionally in neurosurgical intensive care units (NSICUs). Acinetobacter baumannii is a rare cause of nosocomial meningitis, and is an even rarer cause of meningitis outbreaks in NSICUs. We report two cases of A. baumannii meningitis in an NSICU due to suboptimal aseptic technique in obtaining cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) specimens. After institution of… CONTINUE READING

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