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. , ...Daha Fazla

PAN AFRICAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.23, 2016 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 23
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.11604/pamj.2016.23.193.8545


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.