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Korean J Intern Med. 2013 Jul;28(4):486-90. doi: 10.3904/kjim.2013.28.4.486. Epub 2013 Jul 1.

A case of fulminant community-acquired Acinetobacter baumannii pneumonia in Korea.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Cheju Halla General Hospital, Jeju, Korea.

Abstract

Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) is a common pathogen found in patients with hospital-acquired pneumonia all over the world. Community-acquired AB pneumonia, however, is very rare and has seldom been reported in Asia-Pacific countries. Community-acquired AB pneumonia has a fulminant course and is associated with a higher mortality than hospital-acquired AB pneumonia. In Korea, no case of fatal community-acquired AB pneumonia has been reported to date. Here, we describe the first fatal case of fulminant community-acquired AB pneumonia in Korea.

KEYWORDS:

Acinetobacter baumannii; Community-acquired pneumonia

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23864808
PMCID:
PMC3712158
DOI:
10.3904/kjim.2013.28.4.486
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