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Title: Community-acquired bacteremic Acinetobacter pneumonia in tropical Australia is caused by diverse strains of Acinetobacter baumannii, with carriage in the throat in at-risk groups.
Authors: Anstey, Nicholas M
Currie, Bart J
Hassell, Marilyn
Palmer, Didier
Dwyer, Brian
Seifert, Harald
Affiliation: Menzies School of Health Research, Royal Darwin Hospital, Northern Territory Clinical School, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.
Issue Date: Feb-2002
Citation: Journal of clinical microbiology 2002-02; 40(2): 685-6
Abstract: Acinetobacter isolates from eight subjects with community-acquired Acinetobacter pneumonia (CAAP), a major cause of fatal community-acquired pneumonia in tropical Australia, were phenotypically and genotypically confirmed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis analysis to be broadly diverse Acinetobacter baumannii strains. Wet-season throat carriage of A. baumannii was found in 10% of community residents with excess levels of alcohol consumption, the major at-risk group for CAAP.
ISSN: 0095-1137
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: Acinetobacter
Acinetobacter Infections
Alcohol Drinking
Carrier State
Community-Acquired Infections
Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
Pneumonia, Bacterial
Risk Factors
Tropical Climate
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