What is the prevalence of Acinetobacter infection?

Updated: Nov 27, 2018
  • Author: Shirin A Mazumder, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Acinetobacter commonly colonizes patients in the intensive care setting. Acinetobacter colonization is particularly common in patients who are intubated and in those who have multiple intravenous lines or monitoring devices, surgical drains, or indwelling urinary catheters. Acinetobacter infections are uncommon and occur almost exclusively in hospitalized patients.


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