Nosocomial Neonatal Meningitis with Acinetobacter Baumannii on Myelomeningocele: A Real Therapeutic Challenge
Adil Fouad1, *, Fatiha Bennaoui1, Nadia El Idrissi Slitine1, Nabila Soraa2, FMR Maoulainine1
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2018
First Page: 43
Last Page: 46
Publisher Id: TOIDJ-10-43
Article History:Received Date: 10/3/2018
Revision Received Date: 6/6/2018
Acceptance Date: 13/6/2018
Electronic publication date: 26/6/2018
Collection year: 2018
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Imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii meningitis is a hospital-acquired infection, the treatment of which constitutes a real therapeutic challenge. In this article, together with a review of the literature, we report two cases of imipenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii neonatal meningitis following ruptured myelomeningocele, treated with intravenous colistin with favorable results. In recent years, Acinetobacter baumannii has become a more and more commonly described pathogen in hospital-acquired infections. However, the cases of meningitis are mainly postoperative and are still not quite frequently described in the literature. Colistin appears to be preferably administered intravenously at a dose of 100.000 IU/kg/day.