Acinetobacter baumannii: evolution of antimicrobial resistance-treatment options.

  title={Acinetobacter baumannii: evolution of antimicrobial resistance-treatment options.},
  author={Yohei Doi and Gerald Laurence Murray and Anton Y. Peleg},
  journal={Seminars in respiratory and critical care medicine},
  volume={36 1},
The first decade of the 20th century witnessed a surge in the incidence of infections due to several highly antimicrobial-resistant bacteria in hospitals worldwide. Acinetobacter baumannii is one such organism that turned from an occasional respiratory pathogen into a major nosocomial pathogen. An increasing number of A. baumannii genome sequences have broadened our understanding of the genetic makeup of these bacteria and highlighted the extent of horizontal transfer of DNA. Animal models of… CONTINUE READING