Community-acquired bacteremic Acinetobacter pneumonia in tropical Australia is caused by diverse strains of Acinetobacter baumannii, with carriage in the throat in at-risk groups.

@article{Anstey2002CommunityacquiredBA,
  title={Community-acquired bacteremic Acinetobacter pneumonia in tropical Australia is caused by diverse strains of Acinetobacter baumannii, with carriage in the throat in at-risk groups.},
  author={Nicholas M Anstey and Bart J Currie and Marilyn Hassell and Didier Palmer and B. Dwyer and Harald Seifert},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={685-6}
}
Acinetobacter isolates from eight subjects with community-acquired Acinetobacter pneumonia (CAAP), a major cause of fatal community-acquired pneumonia in tropical Australia, were phenotypically and genotypically confirmed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis to be broadly diverse Acinetobacter baumannii strains. Wet-season throat carriage of A. baumannii was found in 10% of community residents with excess levels of alcohol consumption, the major at-risk group for CAAP. 

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