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Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice:
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e31827f44d4
Case Report

Hospital-Acquired Waterborne Bloodstream Infection by Acinetobacter baumannii From Tap Water: A Case Report

Volkow, Patricia MD*; Sánchez-Girón, Francisco MD; Rojo-Gutiérrez, Leticia CH; Cornejo-Juárez, Patricia MD*

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Abstract: Waterborne hospital-acquired pneumonia by Legionella, Pseudomonas, and few cases of Mycobacterium species, usually in immune-compromised patients, has been reported. We present the case of an immune-competent man who developed catheter-related bloodstream infection by Acinetobacter baumannii after showering. The same strain was isolated from the showerhead water, the intravenous catheter, and blood cultures taken at the time the patient developed fever and chills shortly after he showered.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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