03 Jul 2022

Acinetobacter lwoffii (Acinetobacter calcoaceticus biotype lwoffii)

An aerobic gram-negative bacillus widely distributed in nature (soil, sewage, and water) and in the hospital environment. It is able to survive on both moist and dry surfaces and may be part of the normal flora of humans. Causes hospital-acquired respiratory, urinary tract, wound infections, abscesses, and meningitis in debilitated humans.