Acinetobacter baumannii

Precautions

Standard Precautions
Standard Precautions

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, i.e. tsunami/earthquake

Associated syndromes

VAP, bloodstream infections, biofilm infections of prosthetic devices, wound infection/SSTI, UTI.

May be a colonizer.

Additional Information

Infectious Disease consultation recommended to assist in evaluation/management.