Meningitis Due to Enterobacter aerogenes Subsequent to Resection of Acoustic Neuroma and Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement: A Rare Nosocomial Event

David M. Poetker, Charles E. Edmiston, Michelle M. Smith, Glenn A. Meyer, Phillip A. Wackym

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Abstract

We present a case of meningitis after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) tube placement subsequent to acoustic neuroma resection and cranioplasty. Four days following PEG tube placement, the patient developed Enterobacter aerogenes meningitis, requiring explantation of infected cranioplasty material. His condition subsequently improved. Etiology and future intervention strategies are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)780-782
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume24
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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