Acinetobacter Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 27, 2018
  • Author: Shirin A Mazumder, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is Acinetobacter?

What is the pathophysiology of Acinetobacter infection?

What is the prevalence of Acinetobacter infection?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with Acinetobacter colonization?

What is the racial predilection of Acinetobacter infection?

What is the sexual predilection of Acinetobacter infection?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of Acinetobacter infection?

What is the prognosis of Acinetobacter infection?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of Acinetobacter infection?

Which physical findings are characteristic of Acinetobacter infection?

Which factors increase the risk of Acinetobacter colonization?

DDX

Which conditions are included in the differential diagnoses of Acinetobacter infection?

Workup

What is the role of lab tests in the workup of Acinetobacter infection?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of Acinetobacter infection?

How are tests selected for the workup of Acinetobacter infection?

What is the role of CSF culture in the workup of Acinetobacter infection?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of Acinetobacter infection?

Treatment

How is Acinetobacter infection treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of Acinetobacter infection?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with Acinetobacter infection?

How is Acinetobacter infection prevented?

What is included in inpatient care for Acinetobacter infection?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of Acinetobacter infection?

What medications are used in the treatment of Acinetobacter?

Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Acinetobacter?