Acinetobacter baumannii- Pathogenicity and Clinical Features

Acinetobacter baumannii- Pathogenicity and Clinical Features

Acinetobacters are strictly aerobic, oxidase-negative, plump gram-negative coccobacilli which are ubiquitous saprophytes, recovered in nature and in the hospitals. They are opportunistic pathogens that cause infections in the respiratory tract, urinary tract, and wounds; they also cause septicemia. Acinetobacter is subdivided into two groups: glucose oxidizing species ( A. baumannii is the most common) and glucose non-oxidizing species (A. lwoffii …

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