Risk factors, clinical features and outcome ofAcinetobacter bacteremia in adults

@article{Poutanen1997RiskFC,
  title={Risk factors, clinical features and outcome ofAcinetobacter bacteremia in adults},
  author={Susan M. Poutanen and Marie Louie and Andrew E. Simor},
  journal={European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={1997},
  volume={16},
  pages={737-740}
}
The medical records of 39 patients withAcinetobacter bacteremia identified in the period between 1985 and 1995 were reviewed. In 24 cases (62%) the bacteremia was considered to have been clinically significant. Most of the infections (79%) were nosocomial, and the majority of these were acquired in an intensive care unit. Ten (42%) patients developed septic shock complicating the bacteremia and 13 (54%) died. In most of these cases (85%),Acinetobacter bacteremia was thought to have caused or… CONTINUE READING

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