Community-acquired bacteremic cellulitis caused by acinetobacter baumannii

Wen Chu Chiang, Chan Ping Su, Chiung Yuan Hsu, Shey Ying Chen, Yee Chun Chen, Shan Chwen Chang, Po Ren Hsueh

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Acinetobacter baumannii is rarely encountered as a pathogen causing community-acquired skin and soft tissue infection. A 79-year-old man had a fever for 3 days accompanied by pain and swelling over the left leg around an old scar caused by a dog bite 10 years ago. Two sets of blood cultures and a wound culture all yielded A. baumannii. The patient's condition deteriorated initially but recovered completely after 3 weeks of meropenem treatment. This case suggests that A. baumannii should be included among pathogens with the potential to cause complicated skin infection in the cummunity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)650-652
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Bacteremia
  • Case report
  • Cellulitis
  • Community-acquired

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Chiang, W. C., Su, C. P., Hsu, C. Y., Chen, S. Y., Chen, Y. C., Chang, S. C., & Hsueh, P. R. (2003). Community-acquired bacteremic cellulitis caused by acinetobacter baumannii. Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, 102(9), 650-652.