Wednesday, December 20, 2017 by Janine Acero
Acinetobacter infection, also known as Acinetobacter Baumannii Infection, is caused by the Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria. It can be spread by direct contact and may be found on skin or in food, water, or soil. It may also be found in hospitals. Acinetobacter baumannii infection is highly contagious.
Anyone can get an Acinetobacter baumannii infection. You are more likely to get an infection from Acinetobacter baumannii if you have a disease such as diabetes or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
The following are some of the signs and symptoms of Acinetobacter infection:
Acinetobacter baumannii can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. You may not know that you have an Acinetobacter infection until you get sick with one of the following:
An Acinetobacter baumannii infection can cause serious damage in the lungs, blood, and brain. It may also cause urinary tract and skin and soft-tissue or wound infections.
Acinetobacter baumannii colonizes the respiratory tract, skin, urinary and gastrointestinal systems, and frequently leads to pneumonia, blood circulatory infection, and urinary system infection.
Natural plant compounds are capable of killing drug-resistant infections like the ones caused by Acinetobacter baumannii. GreenMedInfo.com has indexed several natural compounds with confirmed anti-MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) properties:
Research from the Center for Immunology and Infectious Disease at the Queen Mary University of London has determined that curcumin, the medically active compound from the turmeric root, can significantly inhibit antibiotic-resistant forms of Acinetobacter baumannii when combined with a compound found in a number of vegetables, herbs, and nuts.
Acinetobacter baumannii can live on the skin and may survive in the environment for several days. Hand hygiene and environmental cleaning can greatly reduce the risk of infection.
If you have been infected, your treatment will depend on where the infection is in your body. Treatment methods may include:
How do I prevent the spread of Acinetobacter baumannii?
Acinetobacter infection is a highly contagious disease caused by the Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria.
An Acinetobacter baumannii infection can cause serious damage to the lungs, blood, and brain. It may also cause urinary tract, and skin and soft-tissue or wound infections.
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