An unusual cause of community-acquired pneumonia

Jaimie Mittal, Wendy A. Szymczak, Noah Robbins, Carol Harris, Priya Nori

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Abstract

We present a case of fatal community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) due to Acinetobacter baumannii, which is rarely reported in the northeastern United States. Previously reported cases originate from tropical and subtropical climates, and infection tends to have an aggressive course with a poor outcome. Appropriate antimicrobial therapy is crucial; however, the associated systemic inflammatory response may overwhelm host defenses, especially in patients with certain co-morbidities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
JournalIDCases
Volume11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

Keywords

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Community-acquired
  • Pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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