Amikacin and colistin for treatment of Acinetobacter baumannii meningitis

Eric J. Fulnecky, Donald Wright, W. Michael Scheld, Lama Kanawati, Shmuel Shoham

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Abstract

We report a case of a 52-year-old man with post-surgical meningitis due to a multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. Despite therapy with intravenous amikacin and imipenem the meningitis progressed. Upon institution of combination therapy with amikacin by the intravenous and intrathecal (IT) routes, and intravenous colistin the patient experienced successful clinical and microbiological outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Infection
Volume51
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Colistin
Acinetobacter baumannii
Amikacin
Meningitis
Imipenem
Therapeutics
Pharmaceutical Preparations

Keywords

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Amikacin
  • Colistin
  • Intrathecal
  • Meningitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases

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Amikacin and colistin for treatment of Acinetobacter baumannii meningitis. / Fulnecky, Eric J.; Wright, Donald; Scheld, W. Michael; Kanawati, Lama; Shoham, Shmuel.

In: Journal of Infection, Vol. 51, No. 5, 12.2005.

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Fulnecky, Eric J. ; Wright, Donald ; Scheld, W. Michael ; Kanawati, Lama ; Shoham, Shmuel. / Amikacin and colistin for treatment of Acinetobacter baumannii meningitis. In: Journal of Infection. 2005 ; Vol. 51, No. 5.
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