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How serious is acinetobacter baumanni infection?

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Posted on Tue, 15 Jul 2014
Question: Hi. I have an infection of acinetobactor baumannii and I also have a uti with a very painful urethra opening. I'd like to know how serious this is and is it contagious.
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Answered by Dr. Venkat Sivayogi (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No need to fear..its treatable infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
welcome to Healthcare Magic,

Acinetobacter baumanni is a oppurtunistic infection (Means low -Immune conditions Ex:- Diabetes) , somes also seen as hospital acquired infection.
Its not very life threating or Dangerous. But the only problem is this bug has acquired Antibiotic resistace.

So for better treatment , you need to go for antibiotic sensitivity test first.
The drug of choice at present is Imipenem or Meropenem .

so the treatment depends once the report comes,

You also get checked for following things,

1.complete blood picture
2.screening for Diabetes


regards,
DR.VENKAT M.D
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Venkat Sivayogi (9 hours later)
Hi. I was just reading that this (acinetobactor baumannii) is a superbug. I'm on septra ds and my uti seems to be getting worse. It's very painfull at the urethral opening. Thanks so much for your answer!
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Answered by Dr. Venkat Sivayogi (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
go with urine c&s first..

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome back,

If the infection is not responding to Septran-DS , dont waste precious time, directly go with urine culture sensitivity first to sort out the exact antibiotic to which the bug is sensitive.

If you try multiple antibiotics, it will get cross resistance also. So consult your physician ASAP.

wishing you fast recovery.

regards,
DR.VENKAT M.D
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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How serious is acinetobacter baumanni infection?

Brief Answer: No need to fear..its treatable infection Detailed Answer: Hi, welcome to Healthcare Magic, Acinetobacter baumanni is a oppurtunistic infection (Means low -Immune conditions Ex:- Diabetes) , somes also seen as hospital acquired infection. Its not very life threating or Dangerous. But the only problem is this bug has acquired Antibiotic resistace. So for better treatment , you need to go for antibiotic sensitivity test first. The drug of choice at present is Imipenem or Meropenem . so the treatment depends once the report comes, You also get checked for following things, 1.complete blood picture 2.screening for Diabetes regards, DR.VENKAT M.D