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Successful treatment of prosthetic joint infection with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter species with debridement and retention: a case report

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RND De Silva ,

Postgraduate Institute of Medicine, University of COlombo, LK
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postgraduate trainee
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SK Jayatilleke,

Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Nugegoda, LK
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Consultant Microbiologist
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A Perera

Sri Jayewardenepura General Hospital, Nugegoda, LK
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Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
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Abstract

Acinetobacter spp. is mainly addressed in the entity of healthcare associated infections. The organism has developed substantial antimicrobial resistance, making treatment of infections attributed to A. baumannii more difficult to manage. Prosthetic joint infection caused by Acinetobacter spp. is uncommon and only few case reports were found in the literature. This case alerts clinicians regarding the unusual aetiology of a prosthetic joint infection caused by multidrug resistant Acinetobacter spp. In such situations early institution of appropriate antibiotics is of utmost importance to combat the infection.

How to Cite: De Silva, R., Jayatilleke, S. & Perera, A., (2016). Successful treatment of prosthetic joint infection with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter species with debridement and retention: a case report. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases. 6(1), pp.55–58. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v6i1.8104
Published on 28 Apr 2016.
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