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What causes growth of citrobacter koseri bacteria after meningioma surgery?

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Dr. Monish De


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Posted on Thu, 19 Mar 2015 in Brain and Spine
Question: i am a patient meningioma operated 2years 9 months ago-as per WHO microsystic grade 1 .today my biood cuiture report says that-profuse growth of citrobacter koseri bacteria. Iam sensitive to IMEPENUS [21mm] or NITILMYCIN [15MM]. All 0ther reports are normal .I DONT HAVE any other brain problem. MY CT scan taken in may 2014 says thay I dont have any problem. Tell me what to do/
Answered by Dr. Monish De 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
imipenem for 14 days.

Detailed Answer:

Since you are having citrobacter koseri infection in your blood culture which is a gram negative nonspore forming bacillus and it is sensitive to imipenem antibiotic and your CT scan brain is normal and all other reports are normal i would advise you to get admitted in a hospital and start imipenem antibiotic course which can be given by intravenous route with your doctors advise for a duration 14 days.


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