Acinetobacter baumannii and hospital infections

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acinetobacter baumannii is now considered a highly important pathogen implicated in hospital infections, especially in critically unwell patients in the intensive care unit. the presence of mechanical ventilator tubing, central venous lines, urinary catheters and exposure to broad-spectrum antibiotics are important risk factors. the combination of intrinsic and acquired antibiotic resistance mechanisms, virulence and survival factors, and the ability to cause widespread hospital outbreaks, make this a truly challenging pathogen in hospital-acquired infections
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-56
Number of pages3
JournalMicrobiology Australia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2014

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