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Acinetobacter have become one of the most difficult bacteria to treat. The species, A. baumannii, largely unknown 30 years ago, has risen to prominence particularly because of its ability to cause infections in immunocompromised patients. It is now predominant in many hospitals as it has acquired resistance to virtually all antibiotics capable of treating this type of infection, including a class of antibiotics called carbapenems. These infections are referred to as carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter (CRAB) infections.

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