Acinetobacter pneumonia: A review

Joshua D. Hartzell, Andrew S. Kim, Mark G. Kortepeter, Kimberly A. Moran

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Abstract

Acinetobacter species are becoming a major cause of nosocomial infections, including hospital-acquired and ventilator-associated pneumonia. Acinetobacter species have become increasingly resistant to antibiotics over the past several years and currently present a significant challenge in treating these infections. Physicians now rely on older agents, such as polymyxins (colistin), for treatment. This paper reviews the epidemiology, treatment, and prevention of this emerging pathogen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number4
JournalMedGenMed Medscape General Medicine
Volume9
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2007

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  • Medicine(all)

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