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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(4): 1753-1758
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2017.604.210


Ocular Infection by Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Causes Eyeball Evisceration-A Case Report
Guilherme Barreto de Oliveira Ribeiro1, Marcela de Almeida Costa Marques2,
Jean Phellipe Marques do Nascimento3, Eliege Maria dos Santos4,
Roseana de Almeida Cunha Bastos5 and Eurípedes Alves da Silva Filho3*
1Oculare-Clinic of Advanced Ophthalmology, Maceió-AL, Brazil
2Hélia Mendes Laboratory, Maceió-AL, Brazil
3Federal University of Alagoas, Institute Biological Sciences and Health,Laboratory of Genetic and Applied Microbiology, Maceió-AL, Brazil
4Professor Alberto Antunes University Hospital, Maceió-AL, Brazil
5Central Laboratory of Alagoas – LACEN, Maceió-AL, Brazil
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Acinetobacter baumannii is a bacterial species capable of provoking several clinical manifestations and possessing several mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, besides adapting to adverse situations, thus enabling its permanence in health centers. The broad spectrum of infections caused by this species also includes eye infections, which may lead to a serious clinical outcome depending on the circumstances. Endophthalmitis is one of the most serious complications amongst ophthalmological infections, which can be caused by fungi and bacteria. Although not very frequent, cases of endophthalmitis caused by A. baumanni have been described in the literature, with differentiated clinical outcomes being observed. Our objective is to report a case of postoperative endophthalmitis caused by multi-drug resistant A. baumannii, identified as from vitreous humor collection and an antimicrobial susceptibility profile confirmed by automated testing. The worsened infection and failure to treat the microorganism via antibiotic therapy resulted in ocular globe evisceration of an immunocompetent 70-year-old male patient with no related clinical history on the 17th day after a surgery for cataract removal by phacoemulsification with implantation of intraocular lens (IOL).


Keywords: Acinetobacter baumannii, Endophthalmitis, Ocular infection, Ocular evisceration
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Guilherme Barreto de Oliveira Ribeiro, Marcela de Almeida Costa Marques, Jean Phellipe Marques do Nascimento, Eliege Maria dos Santos, Roseana de Almeida Cunha Bastos, Eurípedes Alves da Silva Filho. 2017. Ocular Infection by Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Causes Eyeball Evisceration – A Case ReportInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(4): 1753-1758. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2017.604.210