Acinetobacter baumannii

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

General Information

Pathogen information

Resistant aerobic gram negative coccobacillus.

Epidemiology

Generally causes nosocomial infection in North America and can occur in outbreaks in this setting.

Infections seen in military personnel in war zones as well as natural disaster settings, e.g. tsunami/earthquake.

Associated syndromes

  • VAP

  • Bloodstream infections

  • Biofilm infections of prosthetic devices

  • Wound infection/SSTI

  • UTI

  • May be a colonizer

Additional Information

Contact precautions if multidrug resistant.

Infectious Disease consultation recommended to assist in evaluation, management and infection control measures.