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Aust N Z J Med. 1989 Jun;19(3):259-60.

Community-acquired Acinetobacter pneumonia.

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St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, NSW, Australia.


We describe the first case report of community-acquired Acinetobacter pneumonia in Australia. Well recognised risk factors for this entity (alcoholism, diabetes mellitus and chronic lung disease) were present in our patient. His pneumonia ran a fulminant course, with death occurring within 24 hours of presentation to hospital. Whilst rare, this infection is being described with increasing frequency, particularly in developing countries including Papua New Guinea.

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