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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 83-86

Pneumothorax in a case of community-acquired pneumonia due to Acinetobacter


Department of Respiratory Medicine, J.N. Medical College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

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Babaji Ghewade
Department of Respiratory Medicine, J.N. Medical College, Sawangi Meghe, Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2320-8775.177510

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Acinetobacter baumannii is an uncommon but important cause of severe community-acquired pneumonia (CAP), especially in tropical/subtropical regions and in patients with underlying lung disease. Here, we present a case of acute fulminant CAP in a young female patient with underlying cystic lung disease which presented with secondary spontaneous pneumothorax. The patient went into acute respiratory failure and recovered completely with treatment.


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