Achromobacter species

General Information

Piperacillin-tazobactam empirically, but may need to change when susceptibilities are available because antibiotic susceptibility profile of this bacteria is variable.

Achromobacter is a genus of bacteria, included in the family Alcaligenaceae in the order Burkholderiales. They are Gram-negative bacilli. They are aerobic and are found in water (fresh and marine) and soils.

They are associated with opportunistic infections in people with immunosuppressive conditions like cystic fibrosis, kidney failure, and hematologic and solid organ malignancies.

They have also been identified as contaminants in laboratory cell culture.

  • Pneumonia in immunocompromised hosts

  • Hospital acquired infections

Adapted from the BC Children’s Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Program

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