ANTHONY J. BUSCAGLIA, M.D.
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To the editor: The editorial by Rosenthal (Ann Intern Med 88:123-124, 1978) serves as a timely, important summary of current information on Acinetobacter. Practicing physicians and infection control committees are becoming more aware of this organism because it appears to be an increasingly more frequent isolate in hospitalized patients, especially in intensive care units. Almost all respiratory infections with Acinetobacter have been acquired in the hospital in patients with endotracheal tubes or tracheostomies, but a few reports of community-acquired pneumonia have been published (1, 2). I describe here the case of a patient with a pneumonia due to Acinetobacter calcoaceticus
BUSCAGLIA AJ. Acinetobacter Pneumonia. Ann Intern Med. ;89:1010. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-6-1010_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(6):1010.
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