Community-acquired Acinetobacter radioresistens bacteremia in an HIV-positive patient

Paolo Visca, Andrea Petrucca, Patrizia De Mori, Anna Festa, Evangelo Boumis, Andrea Antinori, Nicola Petrosillo

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We describe the first case of community-acquired bacteremia caused by Acinetobacter radioresistens; the patient was a 32-year-old HIV-positive neutropenic woman. Ambiguous Gram staining and poor biochemical reactivity of blood culture isolates misguided early diagnosis and therapy. Bacterial identification was based on 16S rDNA sequence analysis. A. radioresistens can be considered as a cause of opportunistic infection in immunodeficient patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1032-1035
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)


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