Investigation of colistin sensitivity via three different methods in Acinetobacter baumannii isolates with multiple antibiotic resistance

Sinirtas M., Akalin H., Gedikoglu S.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.13, no.5, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: In recent years there has been an increase in life-threatening infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii with multiple antibiotic resistance, which has lead to the use of polymyxins, especially colistin, being reconsidered. The aim of this study was to investigate the colistin sensitivity of A. baumannii isolates with multiple antibiotic resistance via different methods, and to evaluate the disk diffusion method for colistin against multi-resistant Acinetobacter isolates, in comparison to the E-test and Phoenix system.