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Bacteremia due to Acinetobacter ursingii in infants: Reports of two cases

Nurhayat Yakut, Eda Kadayifci Kepenekli, Ayse Karaaslan, Serkan Atici, Gulsen Akkoc, Sevliya Ocal Demir, Ahmet Soysal, Mustafa Bakir


Acinetobacter ursingii is an aerobic, gram-negative, opportunistic microorganism which is rarely isolated among Acinetobacter species. We present two immunocompetent infants who developed bacteremia due to A.ursingii. The first patient is a two -month- old boy who had been hospitalized in pediatric surgery unit for suspected tracheo-esophageal fistula because of recurrent aspiration pneumonia unresponsive to antibiotic therapy. The second patient is a fourteen -month- old boy with prolonged vomiting and diarrhea. A. ursingii was isolated from their blood cultures. They were successfully treated with ampicillin-sulbactam. Although A.ursingii has recently been isolated from a clinical specimen; reports of infection with A.ursingii in children are rare. A.ursingii should be kept in mind as an opportunistic microorganism in children.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 23
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