[Severe community-acquired pneumonia due to Acinetobacter baumannii].

Mamiko Tanaka, Masanori Asada, Akio Kanda, Keito Okazaki, Shinya Inomata, Naoki Akiu, Satoru Ebihara

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    A 78-year-old man with COPD was admitted in August 2010 complaining of productive cough and fever of 38 degrees C for 2 days. He was admitted with septic shock and pneumonia of the right upper lobe. Despite antibiotic administration, infiltration progressed to the right lung and lower left lung after 24 hours, and he developed acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and disseminated intravascular coagulation. All cultures from both sputum and blood grew Acinetobacter baumannii. He recovered following intensive care. Although some community-acquired pneumonias by A. baumannii are reported in Japan, this is the first report concerning a successfully treated patient.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)760-764
    Number of pages5
    JournalNihon Kokyūki Gakkai zasshi = the journal of the Japanese Respiratory Society
    Issue number10
    Publication statusPublished - 2011 Oct

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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