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Acinetobacter anitratus

  • IMP  Ciproflox
  • AP Pen Ceftaz
  • S/S: symptoms vary depending on site of infection, are similar to infections caused by other opportunistic gram negative bacteria; Rarely, if ever cause infections in healthy individuals;
  • Nosocomial septicemias associated with indwelling IV catheters;
  • Urinary tract infections due to indwelling bladder catheters
  • Source: Soil, water; Skin: Groin, axilla, antecubital fossa;
  • Gm Neg Pleomorphic Rods arranged in pairs; May be part of Normal Flora, especially among hospitalized patients; may cause:
  • Opportunistic infections in compromised patients, eg