Infect Chemother.  2017 Dec;49(4):297-300. 10.3947/ic.2017.49.4.297.

A Case of Community-Acquired Pneumonia Caused by Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in Korea

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. smileboy9@yuhs.ac
  • 2AIDS Research Institue, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Acinetobacter baumannii is an aerobic Gram-negative coccobacillus that causes nosocomial pneumonia in patients on mechanical ventilation or previously treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics. Nevertheless, community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) caused by A. baumannii, especially multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains, is rare. We experienced the first case of CAP caused by MDR A. baumannii in Korea in a 78-year-old man. This case shows that MDR A. baumannii can cause CAP in Korea.

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Acinetobacter baumannii; Community-acquired pneumonia; Multi-drug-resistance
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