, Volume 130, Issue 3, pp 381-384
Date: 26 Aug 2009

Septic arthritis of the knee caused by antibiotic-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in a gout patient: a rare case report

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Over recent years, the incidence of infection caused by antibiotic-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (a conditional pathogenic bacterium) has showed an increasing trend in such hospital departments as ICUs. Infections caused by antibiotic-resistant A. baumannii have drawn much attention from the medical professionals because it is difficult to manage such infections, and because the mortality related to such infections is high. To date, no cure of gouty arthritis and septic arthritis meanwhile complicated by antibiotic-resistant A. baumannii infection has been reported. We cured such a patient of intractable knee infection caused by A. baumannii resistant to all conventional antibiotics including imipenem by taking comprehensive measures including surgery, and infection did not recur during the 14-month follow-up.