Acinetobacter


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Related to Acinetobacter: Acinetobacter calcoaceticus, Acinetobacter spp

Acinetobacter

[‚as·ə‚nēd·ə′bak·tər]
(microbiology)
A genus of nonmotile, short, plump, almost spherical rods in the family Neisseriaceae; strictly aerobic; resistant to penicillin.
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The news was reported earlier this week when the health ministry announced the death of a baby that was a carrier of the acinetobacter bacteria and had affected other infants.
More than 30 Acinetobacter species had been registered by January 2012 (4); A.
Results of growth study showed that Brevibacterium iodinum and Acinetobacter calcoaceticus are the most able isolated bacteria to growth in the presence of phenanthrene.
This new study, co-authored by Dr Ben Evans of Anglia Ruskin University and funded by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology and King Faisal University, has shown for the first time that diabetic patients with an Acinetobacter baumannii infection are more likely than non-diabetic patients to contract strains of the bacterium that are resistant to carbapenems, a group of last-line-of-defence antibiotics.
He noted that in one ICU ward in Israel, the staff was able to eliminate Clostridium difficile and MRSA "but did not make any change in Acinetobacter at all.
Simplified phenotypic tests for identification of Acinetobacter spp.
Pseudomonas and in particular Acinetobacter are frequently colonisers and as such do not require therapy.
Acinetobacter baumannii is a Gram negative bacterium commonly found in nature and in the hospital environment.
He continued to have fever, and sputum culture grew MDR Acinetobacter baumannii that was treated with levofloxacin and meropenem.
Acinetobacter baumannii is an emerging gram-negative nosocomial pathogen responsible for an increasing number of infections, especially among intensive-care-unit patients.
Keywords: Coriander oil Acinetobacter baumannii Antibiotics Synergism