Severe community-acquired pneumonia due to Acinetobacter baumannii in North America: Case report and review of the literature

David P. Serota, Mary Elizabeth Sexton, Colleen S. Kraft, Federico Palacio

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Abstract

Acinetobacter baumannii is a rare but emerging cause of fulminant community-acquired pneumonia (CAP-AB). We describe a patient from a rural area who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome and septic shock. We describe risk factors and characteristics of this syndrome and review published cases of CAP-AB from North America.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberofy044
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Community-acquired pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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