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Acinetobacter Skin Carriage Among US Army Soldiers Deployed in Iraq

  • Matthew E. Griffith (a1), Donald R. Lazarus (a2), Paul B. Mann (a3), John A. Boger (a4), Duane R. Hospenthal (a1) and Clinton K. Murray (a1)...


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.


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USA, Infectious Disease Clinic (MCHE-MDI), Brooke Army Medical Center, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234 (


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