Acinetobacter baumannii

Precautions

See 'Additional Information'
See 'Additional Information'

General Information

Pathogen information

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. Additional Precautions (Contact or Droplet depending on clinical scenario) for highly resistant strains.