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Acinetobacter baumannii

John G. Bartlett, M.D., Valeria Fabre, M.D.
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  • Aerobic Gram-negative coccobacillus or rod
  • Common in the environment (water, soil) and hospitals (catheters, lotions, ventilation equipment).
  • Grows on standard agar media.
    • Oxidase negative
  • A. baumannii is the major species of Acinetobacter.
    • Occasional other species include: A. calcoaceticus, A. lwoffi, A. junii, A. johnsonii and A. baylyi.

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Last updated: February 5, 2019


Bartlett, John G, and Valeria Fabre. "Acinetobacter Baumannii." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2019. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540003/all/Acinetobacter_baumannii.
Bartlett JG, Fabre V. Acinetobacter baumannii. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540003/all/Acinetobacter_baumannii. Accessed March 21, 2019.
Bartlett, J. G., & Fabre, V. (2019). Acinetobacter baumannii. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540003/all/Acinetobacter_baumannii
Bartlett JG, Fabre V. Acinetobacter Baumannii [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2019. [cited 2019 March 21]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540003/all/Acinetobacter_baumannii.
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