Author(s): Salas Coronas J, Cabezas Fernndez T, AlvarezOssorio Garca d, Dez Garca F
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Abstract OBJECTIVES: Description of two cases of community-acquired Acinetobacter baumannii pneumonia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two patients, one with a history of diabetes mellitus type 2 and pulmonary thromboembolism 2 years earlier and the second without known risk factors except for the age, were admitted to hospital because of community-acquired A. baumannii pneumonia with cavitation and with favorable final evolution. CONCLUSION: A. baumannii is an infrequent cause of community-acquired pneumonia, although it should be suspected in patients with debilitating illness and in patients who do not evolve favorably on the first days of the admission with conventional treatment.
This article was published in Rev Clin Esp
and referenced in Pharmaceutica Analytica Acta