MALDI-TOF MS for identification of community-acquired Acinetobacter baumannii complex infections

Gary N. McAuliffe, Robert W. Baird, Jann Hennessy, Nicholas M. Anstey, Joshua S. Davis

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Abstract

Sir,
Worldwide, Acinetobacter infections predominantly occur in healthcare settings, whereas in tropical and subtropical regions Acinetobacter baumannii and Acinetobacter nosocomialis also cause community acquired infections including severe pneumonia. Community-acquired Acinetobacter infections generally present as more severe disease and are associated with a higher mortality than nosocomial infections. A recent analysis of a community-acquired A. baumannii isolate's pangenome revealed substantial genotypic and metabolic differences from nosocomial strains...
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)100-102
Number of pages3
JournalPathology
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acinetobacter
  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • community acquires infections

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