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Community-acquired bacteraemic Acinetobacter pneumonia with survival.
  1. K. N. Achar,
  2. M. Johny,
  3. M. N. Achar,
  4. N. K. Menon
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Amiri Hospital (Teaching), Kuwait.

    Abstract

    A 65 year old man was admitted with segmental consolidation of the left upper lobe after having stayed in a hotel for 2 days. He deteriorated rapidly on conventional antibiotic therapy and required ventilatory support. Acinetobacter calcoaceticus var. anitratus was grown from the sputum and blood cultures, which was treated with a combination of anti-pseudomonal agent, aminoglycoside and cotrimoxazole. He made a slow but remarkable recovery from the pneumonia. Acinetobacter is a rare potentially fatal cause of community-acquired pneumonia.

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