Acinetobacter baumannii: Acinetobacter species are ubiquitous in the environment often found in soil and water. In the hospital the bacteria are rare
opportunistic pathogens mostly isolated as a cause of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) where patient mortality can range
between 30-75%. Of greatest concern is the high intrinsic drug resistance of the most common type Acinetobacter baumannii
which forces physicians to use older drugs such as polymixins and colistin with low tolerability profiles. Certain types of
Acinetobacter baumannii resistant to carbapenem antibiotics have also caused outbreaks in various countries including the
This DiseaseINFOPACK report is an expert review of the current literature providing the reader with a full
easy-to-read overview of Acinetobacter species. The report covers epidemiology, outbreak case studies along with an
assessment of current treatment options and future dynamics.