Acinetobacter baumannii


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General Information

Resistant aerobic gram negative coccobacillus

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

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

May be a colonizer.

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