Severe Community-Acquired Bloodstream Infection with Acinetobacter ursingii in Person who Injects Drugs
Published Date:Jan 2016
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 22(1):134-137.
Community-acquired Bloodstream Infection
Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption/ionization Time-of-flight Mass Spectrometry
Person Who Injects Drugs
Severe Community-Acquired Bloodstream Infection With Acinetobacter Ursingii In Person Who Injects Drugs
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4696709
Description:We report a community-acquired bloodstream infection with Acinteobacter ursingii in an HIV-negative woman who injected drugs. The infection was successfully treated with meropenem. Species identification was performed by using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Improved identification of Acinetobacter spp. by using this method will help identify clinical effects of this underdiagnosed pathogen.
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