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Caspian J Intern Med 2014, 5(3): 171-175 Back to browse issues page
Changing pattern of infectious agents in postneurosurgical meningitis
Davood Yadegarynia , Latif Gachkar , Alireza Fatemi , Alireza Zali , Niloufar Nobari , Mitra Asoodeh , Zahra Parsaieyan
Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences , dr_fatemi_alireza@yahoo.com
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Background: The rates of postneurosurgical infections, particularly meningitis and the most common pathogens have been reported variable during the recent years. The aim of this research was to determine the prevalence of postneurosurgical meningitis and its current spectrum of infectious agent. Methods: In a descriptive study, the postneurosurgical patients’ cerebrospinal fluid was cultured on blood and MacConkey agar plates and evaluated at Microbiology Laboratory. 55 significant isolates as species level were recognized by bacteriological techniques. Results: Acinetobacter baumannii (A. baumannii) was the most common organism [29(52.7%)], followed by Klebsiella pneumoniae [8(14.5%)], Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [6(10.9%)], Staphylococcus saprophyticus [5(9.1%)], Pseudomonas aeruginosa [3(5.5%)], Methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus [3(5.5%)], and Enterococcus faecalis [1(1.8%)]. The majority of carbapenem-resistant isolates were A. baumannii isolates. Conclusion: Our research revealed that the rate of postneurosurgical meningitis due to carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii had increased. This finding emphasized the importance of preventive strategies against A. baumannii. The changing pattern of infectious agents in postneurosurgical meningitis over time suggests the necessity of other studies.
Keywords: Acinetobacter Baumannii, Post Neurosurgical Meningitis, Pattern, Infectious Agents
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Internal
Received: 2014/06/11 | Accepted: 2014/06/11 | Published: 2014/06/11
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Yadegarynia D, Gachkar L, Fatemi A, Zali A, Nobari N, Asoodeh M et al . Changing pattern of infectious agents in postneurosurgical meningitis. Caspian J Intern Med. 2014; 5 (3) :171-175
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