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Travel Med Infect Dis. 2009 Sep;7(5):316-7. doi: 10.1016/j.tmaid.2009.06.001. Epub 2009 Jul 1.

Acinetobacter lwoffii: bacteremia associated with acute gastroenteritis.

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Center for Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine, El Paso, Texas 79902, USA.


Acinetobacter lwoffii is a non-fermentative aerobic gram-negative bacillus that is seen as a normal flora of the oropharynx and skin in approximately 25% of the healthy individuals. Due to its ubiquitous nature, it is a potential opportunistic pathogen in patients with impaired immune systems, and it has been identified as a cause of nosocomial infections like septicemia, pneumonia, meningitis, urinary tract infections, skin and wound infections. To our knowledge, this is the first case reported of a community acquired A. lwoffii bacteremia associated with gastroenteritis.

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