Community-acquired <em>Acinetobacter calcoaceticus</em> pneumonia in a patient with agammaglobulinaemia

New Microbes New Infect. 2021 Mar 19;41:100870. doi: 10.1016/j.nmni.2021.100870. eCollection 2021 May.


We herein describe the case of a 38-year-old patient with congenital agammaglobulinemia who presented with community-acquired pneumonia; acute respiratory failure with sepsis ensued requiring ICU admission, mechanical ventilation and vasopressors administration. The causative organism was identified as Acinetobacter calcoaceticus, sensitive to multiple agents. Stewardship was effectively applied; clinical, biologic and radiologic improvement resulted, and the patient was later discharged on ciprofloxacin therapy; improvement being maintained thereafter. This is the first reported case of community-acquired Acinetobacter pneumonia in our region.

PMID:33898044 | PMC:PMC8056432 | DOI:10.1016/j.nmni.2021.100870