Management of intracranial ventriculitis caused by multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii: case report and literature review

Authors

  • Keith Simfukwe Department of Neurosurgery Second Military Medical University, Shanghai Changhai hospital, Shanghai 200433, China
  • Y Zhou Department of Neurosurgery Second Military Medical University, Shanghai Changhai hospital, Shanghai 200433, China
  • G Han Department of Neurosurgery Second Military Medical University, Shanghai Changhai hospital, Shanghai 200433, China
  • L Wang Department of Neurosurgery, Stroke center, Shanghai Changhai hospital, Shanghai 200433, China
  • J Liu Department of Neurosurgery, Second Military Medical University, Department of Health Statistics, Shanghai Changhai hospital, Shanghai 200433, China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55320/mjz.44.1.271

Keywords:

Acinetobacter baumannii, colistin, ventriculitis, intraventricular, intrathecal

Abstract

Background: We report a case of a male patient in our hospital who developed associated multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumanii (MDRAB) intracrainial ventriculitis and treated using intraventricular (IVT)plus intrathecal(IT) colistin.

Objective: The purpose of our case report is to show case the effectiveness and safety of using intraventricular (IVT) plus intrathecal(IT) colistin in the management of potentially fatal MDRAB associated intracrainial ventriculitis.

Materials and methods: Patient was diagnosed with MDRAB after developing associated symptoms and conducting cerebral spinal fluid(CSF) culture and sensitivity analysis. Colistin 250,000 IU once daily administered via intraventricular plus intrathecal routes for 14 days was prescribed.

Result: Cerebrospinal fluid was collected on the 14th day post commencement of colistin and sterilization was attained.

Conclusion: Colistin is a potentially effective and safe therapy for  the treatment of MDRAB intracrainial ventriculitis.

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Published

12-03-2017

How to Cite

Simfukwe, K., Zhou, Y., Han, G., Wang, L., & Liu, J. (2017). Management of intracranial ventriculitis caused by multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii: case report and literature review. Medical Journal of Zambia, 44(1), 58–63. https://doi.org/10.55320/mjz.44.1.271

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Case Report