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Acinetobacter infections are one of the causes of hospital-acquired pneumonia, blood infection, urinary tract infection, skin or wound infection and nosocomial meningitis. It complicates the dialysis and can cause catheter-associated bacteruria. The occurrence of Acinetobacter isolates in respiratory discharges in intubated patients may symbolize colonization.
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.
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.