The skin as the source of Acinetobacter and Moraxella species occurring in blood cultures.

Abstract

A study was made of the flora of the skin in hospital inpatients and healthy people to demonstrate the presence of non-fermenting Gram-negative rods of the Acinetobacter and Moraxella group. These organisms were found to be present on the skin of 34.3% of inpatients and occurred even more commonly in those patients with kidney disease. It was also present… (More)

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