Community-acquired Acinetobacter baumannii: clinical characteristics, epidemiology and pathogenesis.

  title={Community-acquired Acinetobacter baumannii: clinical characteristics, epidemiology and pathogenesis.},
  author={Carina Dexter and Gerald Laurence Murray and Ian T. Paulsen and Anton Y. Peleg},
  journal={Expert review of anti-infective therapy},
  volume={13 5},
Community-acquired Acinetobacter baumannii (CA-Ab) is a rare but serious cause of community-acquired pneumonia in tropical regions of the world. CA-Ab infections predominantly affect individuals with risk factors, which include excess alcohol consumption, diabetes mellitus, smoking and chronic lung disease. CA-Ab pneumonia presents as a surprisingly fulminant course and is characterized by a rapid onset of fever, severe respiratory symptoms and multi-organ dysfunction, with a mortality rate… CONTINUE READING


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