Annals of Tropical Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172--175

Postburns sepsis caused by multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii


Olanrewaju Jimoh1, Joan Ejembi1, Shamsudin Aliyu1, Muhammed Lawal Abubakar2, Mohammed Ibrahim1, Adebola Tolulope Olayinka1 
1 Department of Medical Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Olanrewaju Jimoh
Department of Medical Microbiology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria
Nigeria

Healthcare-associated infections are among the major complications of modern medical treatment due to the increasing age and complexity of patients, increasing usage of invasive devices, and often inappropriate use of antimicrobial therapy. Acinetobacter species is associated with healthcare-associated infections due to its ability to survive for long periods of time on surfaces and its capacity to develop drug resistance. Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter is a challenge to manage clinically and is associated with mortality rates as high as 35%. We present a 25-year-old home maker with burns wound sepsis due to multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii which was successively managed with combination of drug regimen and institution of proper infection prevention control practices. We recommend minimization of invasive device in high dependency unit, scaling up of infection control practices, and further research into the efficacy of combination of ciprofloxacin, rifampicin, and amikacin in the treatment of MDR A. baumannii burns wound sepsis.


How to cite this article:
Jimoh O, Ejembi J, Aliyu S, Abubakar ML, Ibrahim M, Olayinka AT. Postburns sepsis caused by multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii.Ann Trop Pathol 2018;9:172-175


How to cite this URL:
Jimoh O, Ejembi J, Aliyu S, Abubakar ML, Ibrahim M, Olayinka AT. Postburns sepsis caused by multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii. Ann Trop Pathol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Aug 25 ];9:172-175
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