A case of community-acquired pneumonia caused by multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in Korea

Young Woong Son, In Young Jung, Mi Young Ahn, Yong Duk Jeon, Hea Won Ann, Jin Young Ahn, Nam Su Ku, Sang Hoon Han, Jun Young Choi, Young Goo Song, June Myung Kim

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Abstract

Acinetobacter baumannii is an aerobic Gram-negative coccobacillus that causes nosocomial pneumonia in patients on mechanical ventilation or previously treated with broad-spectrum antibiotics. Nevertheless, community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) caused by A. baumannii, especially multi-drug resistant (MDR) strains, is rare. We experienced the first case of CAP caused by MDR A. baumannii in Korea in a 78-year-old man. This case shows that MDR A. baumannii can cause CAP in Korea.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-300
Number of pages4
JournalInfection and Chemotherapy
Volume49
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Dec 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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    Son, Y. W., Jung, I. Y., Ahn, M. Y., Jeon, Y. D., Ann, H. W., Ahn, J. Y., Ku, N. S., Han, S. H., Choi, J. Y., Song, Y. G., & Kim, J. M. (2017). A case of community-acquired pneumonia caused by multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in Korea. Infection and Chemotherapy, 49(4), 297-300. https://doi.org/10.3947/ic.2017.49.4.297