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Keywords:

  • Acinetobacter nosocomialis;
  • bacteraemia;
  • mortality;
  • solid tumour

Clin Microbiol Infect 2012; 18: E373–E376

Abstract

The clinical characteristics and risk factors for 28-day mortality in 120 patients with solid tumours with Acinetobacter nosocomialis bacteraemia were retrospectively analysed. Eighty-one patients (67.5%) had advanced-stage cancer. Most of the bacteraemia (37.5%) did not have an identified source. The bacteraemia episodes developed at a median of 15 days after hospitalization, and most during a non-neutropenic period (97.5%). Although only half of the patients received appropriate antimicrobial therapy, the mortality was relatively low (11.7%). High Pitt bacteraemia score and receipt of chemotherapy within the month before bacteraemia onset were independently associated with 28-day mortality.