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Acetinobacter eMedicine Infectious Diseases

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Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/236891-overview

Description: Acinetobacter baumannii is a pleomorphic aerobic gram-negative bacillus (similar in appearance to Haemophilus influenzae on Gram stain) commonly isolated from the hospital environment and hospitalized patients. A baumannii is a water organism and preferentially colonizes aquatic environments. This organism is often cultured from hospitalized patients' sputum or respiratory secretions, wounds, and urine. In a hospital setting, Acinetobacter commonly colonizes irrigating solutions and intravenous solutions.
Burke A Cunha, MD 2008

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Author/Contact: Burke A Cunha, MD
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