Acinetobacter is colonizing mostly in irrigating solutions and intravenous solutions such as patient’s respiratory secretions, wounds and urine. Acinetobacter usually colonize rather than causing infection in respiratory secretions and urines of the recovering patients but are capable of infecting organ transplants and febrile neutropenia.
The occurrence of Acinetobacter isolates in respiratory discharges in intubated patients may symbolize colonization. Caution must be exercised in defining whether the isolate is because of colonization or is truly causing infection.
The bacterium is resistant to multi antibiotics and can be treated by taking more than one antibiotics. Pain killers and Antipyretics can be recommended by physician to decrease the pain and fever respectively.