Acinetobacter species

Acinetobacter species

General Information

Aminoglycosides, quinolones, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, tetracycline antibiotics may also be effective, but this depends on antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

Acinetobacter species are gram-negative, non-fermenting, often coccobacillary bacteria that belong in the family Moraxellaceae.

A. baumannii is the most important in human infections.

Acinetobacter species are associated with health care associated infections especially in patients on respiratory therapy equipment and in dwelling catheters.

The infections caused by this pathogen include pneumonia, septicemia, wound sepsis, urinary tract infection, endocarditis, and meningitis.

  • Bloodstream infection
  • Hospital acquired infection
  • Respiratory infection