24 Apr 2015

Research: A rare but serious cause of community-acquired pneumonia

Community-acquired Acinetobacter baumannii (CA-Ab) is a rare but serious cause of community-acquired pneumonia in tropical regions of the world. CA-Ab infections predominantly affect individuals with various risk factors and has a high mortality rate (reported up to 64%). Deepening our understanding of the drivers of overwhelming CA-Ab infection will provide important insights into preventive and therapeutic strategies.

Reference: Carina Dexter, Gerald L Murray, Ian T Paulsen, and Anton Y Peleg. Community-acquired Acinetobacter baumannii: clinical characteristics, epidemiology and pathogenesis. May 2015, Vol. 13, No. 5, Pages 567-573 (doi:10.1586/14787210.2015.1025055)

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