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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2007 Jun;28(6):720-2. Epub 2007 May 16.

Acinetobacter skin carriage among US army soldiers deployed in Iraq.

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Department of Medicine, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234, USA. matthew.griffith@amedd.army.mil

Abstract

Skin carriage of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii complex was not detected among a representative sample of 102 US Army soldiers stationed in Iraq. This observation refutes the hypothesis that preinjury skin carriage serves as the reservoir for the Acinetobacter infections seen in US military combat casualties.

PMID:
17520547
DOI:
10.1086/518966
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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