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What's the difference between regular septicemia and acinetobacter?

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Dr. William Walsh
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In brief: 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, .

In brief: 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, .
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