Acinetobacter skin carriage among US army soldiers deployed in Iraq

Matthew E. Griffith*, Donald R. Lazarus, Paul B. Mann, John A. Boger, Duane R. Hospenthal, Clinton K. Murray

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Skin carriage of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii complex was not detected among a representative sample of 102 US Army soldiers stationed in Iraq. This observation refutes the hypothesis that preinjury skin carriage serves as the reservoir for the Acinetobacter infections seen in US military combat casualties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)720-722
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2007
Externally publishedYes


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