Antibiograms of multidrug-resistant clinical Acinetobacter baumannii: promising therapeutic options for treatment of infection with colistin-resistant strains

Jian Li, Roger Leigh Nation, Roxanne Owen, Stephanie Wong, Denis W Spelman, Clare Franklin

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Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection has presented a global medical challenge. The antibiograms of paired colistin-susceptible and -resistant strains revealed increased susceptibility of colistin-resistant strains to most tested antibiotics, including those that are active against only gram-positive bacteria. Synergy between colistin and rifampicin was observed in the colistin-susceptible strains. The ability to form biofilm in the colistin-resistant strains was significantly lower (P
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594 - 598
Number of pages5
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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