The incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) is 1.5–4.95 cases per 100,000 individuals per year, with a mortality of 14–46% one year after the infection. Most of IE cases are caused by gram-positive cocci, including Staphylococci, Streptococci and Enterococci. Only a small number of cases are due to gram-negative bacilli. Acinetobacter baumannii is a gramnegative, non-motile coccobacillus. It is widely distributed in the environment. Its ability to survive even in hostile conditions allows it to a wide circulation in the hospital setting,where it is to date themost fearsome germ responsible for nosocomial infections.

Acinetobacter baumannii and endocarditis, rare complication but important clinical relevance

LAGANA', Pasqualina
Primo
Conceptualization
;
MELCARNE, LUCIA
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
;
DELIA, Santi Antonino
Ultimo
Supervision
2015

Abstract

The incidence of infective endocarditis (IE) is 1.5–4.95 cases per 100,000 individuals per year, with a mortality of 14–46% one year after the infection. Most of IE cases are caused by gram-positive cocci, including Staphylococci, Streptococci and Enterococci. Only a small number of cases are due to gram-negative bacilli. Acinetobacter baumannii is a gramnegative, non-motile coccobacillus. It is widely distributed in the environment. Its ability to survive even in hostile conditions allows it to a wide circulation in the hospital setting,where it is to date themost fearsome germ responsible for nosocomial infections.
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