Case 10

Patient #10, a 47-year-old male who suffered from significant head trauma after a motor vehicle accident. He was initially treated for a subdural hematoma, but soon after receiving surgery for facial fractures, he developed an abscess and ventriculitis caused by a multidrug resistant strain of Acinetobacter baumannii. The patient was in critical condition with dangerously high bacterial titers detected in his cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) prior to phage therapy. Treatment consisted of one phage strain administered intravenously starting in early November 2018. After 8 days of treatment, the patient’s CSF was culture negative for the MDR A. baumannii, however, he was culture positive for a strain of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus. The patient’s physician reported brain death and announced deceased mid-November 2018.