acinetobacter


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acinetobacter

(ˈæsɪnɪtʊˌbæktə)
n
(Microbiology) a bacterium that causes infections such as pneumonia, particularly in people who have a compromised immune system
[C20: from Greek acetinae immovable + bacter(ium)]
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Acinetobacter baumannii is an aerobic, Gram-negative, non-motile, lactose-negative, oxidase-negative, catalase-positive coccobacillus, and is a member of the Moraxellaceae family.
Strickland, copper can be chemically bound to the cellulose in cotton and reduce growth of multidrug resistant bacterial wound pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii by 8 logs (100 million fold).
Those who are being treated tested positive for the infections acinetobacter baumanii and an enterobacter species.
THE Pediatric Society of Cyprus (PEK) has criticised the national media's extensive coverage of the death of a premature baby that was a carrier of the acinetobacter bacteria, saying this was a "common infection.
in the Gauteng region and P aeruginosa in a Cape Town hospital, and Acinetobacter baumannii was reported in Pretoria.
Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia yesterday revealed that acinetobacter baumannii, a bacteria known for being antibiotic-resistant, has spread to the Gulf.
Four patients have tested positive for the multiresistant micro-organism called Acinetobacter Baumanii and are currently in isolation.
To the Editor: Infections caused by Acinetobacter spp.
Third, gammaproteobacteria, specifically Acinetobacter, "positively correlated" with the expression of interleukin-10 in the teens' blood mononuclear cells.
They also observed high levels of contamination with microbes such as Acinetobacter iwoffii, Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacter cloacae which usually originate from human and non-human sources during catching, sun drying and handling after processing.