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Community-Acquired Acinetobacter baumannii: Bacterial Pathogenesis and Host Predisposition
thesisposted on 2019-07-05, 03:33 authored by Carina Dexter
Community-acquired Acinetobacter baumannii (CA-Ab) causes severe infections compared to hospital-acquired strains, yet little is known about how they cause disease. This thesis examines the differences between community and hospital acquired A. baumannii strains and the role that excess alcohol consumption has on disease severity. It identifies that CA-Ab strains are distinct from hospital strains and have increased propensity to cause disease. Additionally, A. baumannii was found to respond to alcohol, which has significance for patients with CA-Ab infections.