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D. P. Serota, MD, Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 49 Jesse Hill Jr Drive, SE, Atlanta, GA 30303 (dserota@emory.edu).

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his work is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (UL1TR002378 and TL1TR002382, both D.P.S.).


  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • community-acquired pneumonia

Severe Community-Acquired Pneumonia due to Acinetobacter baumannii in North America: Case Report and Review of the Literature


Journal Title:

Open Forum Infectious Diseases


Volume 5, Number 3


, Pages ofy044-ofy044

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Acinetobacter baumannii is a rare but emerging cause of fulminant community-acquired pneumonia (CAP-AB). We describe a patient from a rural area who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome and septic shock. We describe risk factors and characteristics of this syndrome and review published cases of CAP-AB from North America.

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© The Author(s) 2018. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America.

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