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

YAKUT N. , KEPENEKLİ KADAYİFCİ E. , Karaaslan A., Atici S., Akkoc G., Demir S. O. , ...More

PAN AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.23, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.11604/pamj.2016.23.193.8545
  • Keywords: Bacteremia, acinetobacter ursingii, child, SP-NOV, IDENTIFICATION, BAUMANNII


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.