A gram-negative opportunistic pathogen involved in some infections including bacteremia, septicemia and pulmonary adenocarcinoma in humans.
Acinetobacter ursingii in culture media distinguished by circular, smooth, convex and slightly opaque with entire margins that grow at about 30’C with a size around 1.0-1.5 micrometer in diameter wherein acid is produced from glucose as well as malate, lactate, citrate, acetate and ethanol utilized as the only primary source of carbon and energy.
Acinetobacter ursingii is mainly isolated from human and its natural habitat has not been known. It able to colonize in the skin and intravascular catheterization prompt its spread into the bloodstream which eventually lead to infections.
Acinetobacter ursingii is implicated in pulmonary adenocarcinoma, septicemia and bacteremia. It is more susceptible to imipenem, rifampin, fluoroquinolones and aminoglycosides wherein severe illness occurs.
Species: Acinetobacter radioresistens