Postsurgical meningitis caused by Acinetobacter baumannii associated with high mortality.

@article{Huttova2007PostsurgicalMC,
  title={Postsurgical meningitis caused by Acinetobacter baumannii associated with high mortality.},
  author={M{\`a}ria Huttova and P F Freybergh and Bruno Rudinsky and Miron {\vS}ramka and Peter Kisac and Ferdinand Bauer and Adriana Ondrusova},
  journal={Neuro endocrinology letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={28 Suppl 2},
  pages={15-6}
}
Twenty five (25) cases of nosocomial postsurgical meningitis due to Acinetobacter baumannii meningitis were compared to other 146 cases of meningitis after surgery caused by other pathogens. Prior neurosurgical ventriculo-peritoneal shunt insertion and CNS abnormality as well as very low birth weight were significant risk factors for acquisition of Acinetobacter baumannii meningitis. Mortality - 40% among children with nosocomial meningitis was unacceptably high and significantly higher than… CONTINUE READING