Retraction | Volume 40, Article 89, 12 Oct 2021 | 10.11604/pamj.2021.40.89.31949

Retraction: a case of meningitis due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a child with a polymalformative syndrome: a case report

The Pan African Medical Journal

Corresponding author: The Pan African Medical Journal, Park Suite Building, Parkland Road, Nairobi, Kenya

Received: 08 Oct 2021 - Accepted: 10 Oct 2021 - Published: 12 Oct 2021

Domain: Infectious disease

Keywords: Retraction, case report, PAMJ

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Cite this article: The Pan African Medical Journal et al. Retraction: a case of meningitis due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a child with a polymalformative syndrome: a case report. Pan African Medical Journal. 2021;40:89. [doi: 10.11604/pamj.2021.40.89.31949]

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Retraction: a case of meningitis due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a child with a polymalformative syndrome: a case report

Retraction: a case of meningitis due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a child with a polymalformative syndrome: a case report

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The Pan African Medical Journal, Park Suite Building, Parkland Road, Nairobi, Kenya

 

 

Abstract

This article retracts the publication “Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a child with a polymalformative syndrome: a case report” by Mehdi Borni et al. for instances of image manipulation and plagiarism.

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It was brought to our attention that the article “A case of meningitis due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a child with a polymalformative syndrome: a case report” by Mehdi Borni, Mohammed Znazen, Fatma Chaker Borni, Mohamed Zaher Boudawara published in the Pan African Medical Journal [1] contains evidence of image theft and manipulation.

Our internal investigation concluded that this article has clear evidence of image theft, image manipulation and plagiarism.

First, figure 3 Panel A is similar to figure 1 in the article “Pulmonary Infection Caused by Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a Patient with Carcinoma of Epiglottis: A Rare Case” [2]. It appears that a portion of Figure 1 in the above-mentioned article was copied, and manipulated.

Secondly, figure 3 Panel B is similar to Figure 4 in the article “Nosocomial Achromobacter xylosoxidans Infection Presenting as a Cavitary Lung Lesion in a Lung Cancer Patient” [3]. The image was reused after a slight color modification.

Our investigation additionally uncovered other expression of concerns of image manipulation and theft in articles published by author Mehdi Borni [4,5].

The authors could not provide a reasonable explanation for our findings and do not agree with the retraction. The PAMJ regrets that these grave violations were not identified before publication and sincerely apologizes to the scientific community.

 

 

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  1. Mehdi Borni, Mohammed Znazen, Fatma Chaker Borni, Mohamed Zaher Boudawara. A case of meningitis due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a child with a polymalformative syndrome: a case report. Pan African Medical Journal. 2021;39:124. PubMed | Google Scholar

  2. Roy P. Pulmonary Infection Caused by Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a Patient with Carcinoma of Epiglottis: A Rare Case. J Clin Diagn Res. 2014 May;8(5):DD01-2. PubMed | Google Scholar

  3. Sebanayagam V, Nguyen P, Nassar M, Soubani A. Nosocomial Achromobacter xylosoxidans Infection Presenting as a Cavitary Lung Lesion in a Lung Cancer Patient. Cureus. 2020 Aug 17;12(8):e9818. PubMed | Google Scholar

  4. PUBPEER. Ruptured Central Nervous System Dermoid Cyst of Suprasellar Region Manifesting as Unusual Epileptic Seizure. Accessed October 10, 2021.

  5. PUBPEER. An isolated conus medullaris cystic lymphangioma: Uncommon location of a rare pathology revealed by an acute conus medullaris syndrome . Accessed October 10, 2021.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Retraction

Retraction: a case of meningitis due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a child with a polymalformative syndrome: a case report

Retraction

Retraction: a case of meningitis due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a child with a polymalformative syndrome: a case report

Retraction

Retraction: a case of meningitis due to Achromobacter xylosoxidans in a child with a polymalformative syndrome: a case report

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