Acinetobacter baumannii


Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions


General Information

Pathogen information

Gram (-) rod

  • Non-lactose fermenting


Found in the environment.

Associated syndromes

  • VAP

  • Bloodstream infections

  • Prosthetic device infections

  • SSTI/wound infections

  • UTI

  • May be a colonizer

Additional Information

  • May be highly resistant.

  • Generally causes nosocomial infections and can occur in outbreaks.

  • Infections seen in military personnel in war zones, nursing facilities as well as natural disaster settings.