Acinetobacter pneumonia: A review

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

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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
Article number4
JournalMedGenMed Medscape General Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2007


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