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Old 08-23-2012, 08:09 PM   #1
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Veteran returned home and sick

I am a veteran that has just returned from Iraq. I just found out that I have acienetobacter baumanii. Does anyone have any information or experience with it?

 
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:34 PM   #2
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Re: Veteran returned home and sick

I am sorry to hear that your return home has been marred by illness. Do you know where in your body the infection is, or how it's affecting you? Is it in a wound, or your lungs, or somewhere else?

A. baumanii is not an easy infection to wipe out. Definitely, make sure you get to a doctor who really knows infectious diseases. It might help for the doctors to do a sensitivity culture, so they can tell exactly which antibiotics to use. A sensitivity culture means they take fluids from your infection and put them in a culture dish along with little drops of several antibiotics, then incubate it, and see which antibiotics stop your particular infection.

Once you are put on antibiotics, don't stop or miss a dose. Missing doses may allow the infection to become resistant, which will make it harder to get better. If you have problems or serious side effects from your medicines, don't just stop, call your doctor right away.

 
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Old 08-24-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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Re: Veteran returned home and sick

Thank you for your response.

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 08:42 AM   #4
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Re: Veteran returned home and sick

There are treatments that you could consider and it's better to seek for help and you could ask for this

Aminoglycosides

Aminoglycoside agents, such as tobramycin and amikacin, are therapeutic options for infection with multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter isolates that retain susceptibility. These agents are usually used in conjunction with another active antimicrobial agent. Many multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter isolates retain intermediate susceptibility to amikacin or tobramycin; resistance to this class of agents is increasingly associated with aminoglycoside-modifying enzymes or efflux pump mechanisms.

 
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