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Doctor insights on: Diseases Caused By Acinetobacter Baumannii

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What is acinetobacter baumanii?

What is acinetobacter baumanii?

Acinetobacter : Acinetobacter baumanii are bacteria that are found in our environment. Serious infections are normally found in settings with very ill people. These infections are often resistant to antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is there another name for acinetobacter baumanii?

Is there another name for acinetobacter baumanii?

A. Baumannii : A. baumannii has also been called 'Iraqibacter' since its been frequently isolated in military staff during the Iraq War. Its been causing problems in veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, as this bug is frequently resistant to multiple antibiotics and causes hard to treat wound infections ...Read more

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Why is acinetobacter baumanni so difficult to treat?

Why is acinetobacter baumanni so difficult to treat?

AntibioticResistance: Acinetobacter baumainii are frequently resistant to multiple antibiotic classes through an array of resistance mechanisms, antibiotic altering enzymes, altered antibiotic targets, limited antibiotic entry and enhanced antibiotic egress. Serene oxacillinases and metallo beta lactamases are causes of increasing carbepenam resistance. Some strains are resistant to almost all known antibiotics. ...Read more

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Cultures on my face/neck has light acinetobacter baumanii complex (was staph)and my scalp has a positive light klebsiella pneumoniae esbl. How should we treat now? I was on 2 months of doxycycline.

Cultures on my face/neck has light acinetobacter baumanii complex (was staph)and my scalp has a positive light klebsiella pneumoniae esbl. How should we treat now?  I was on 2 months of doxycycline.

Sensitivity: When doctors run cultures they also run a sensitivity test which is why you run a culture. The sensitivity test tells you which antibiotics the bacteria is sensitive to and the names of the antibiotics the bacteria will be resistent to. If you have already been treated and the bacteria was sensitive to that bacteria it will resolve. Avoid picking and recontamination. ...Read more

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Can acinetobacter cause a sinus infection?

Can acinetobacter cause a sinus infection?

Acinetobacter: This would be an unusual bacterial cause of sinusitis, but virtually any organism can produce infection under the proper circumstances. This organism most commonly infects the sinuses when the patient is nasally intubated or has a nasogastric feeding tube in place. ...Read more

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What is acinetobacter?

What is acinetobacter?

A gram negative rod: Acinetobacter is a genus of bacteria that are gram negative bacilli or rod shaped organisms. Free living acinetobacter species can be found in almost all soil and fresh water samples. Acinetobacter is a cause of many serious hospital acquired infections. It can cause suppurative infections in almost all organ systems. It can be multi-drug resistant, resistant to almost all known antibiotics. ...Read more

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What's the difference between regular septicemia and acinetobacter?

Acinetobacter : Acinetobacter is a bacteria that is ubiquitous and usually doesn't cause infection. It is what we call opportunistic - it will cause infection if it gets a chance only. It is usually slow growing (relative to staph or strep), and highly antibiotic resistant. If a loved, one has acinetobacter they can survive, but is usually a sign that there is some thing else wrong with them (wounds, burns, . ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how hard it is-or could be-to get rid of acinetobacter ?

Can someone tell me how hard it is-or could be-to get rid of acinetobacter ?

Acinetobacter: Healthy people don't usually get Acinetobacter infections. They are usually seen in only very ill patients. ...Read more