How should Acinetobacter hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) or ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) be treated?

Updated: Apr 15, 2021
  • Author: Kartika Shetty, MD, FACP; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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A carbapenem or ampicillin/sulbactam should be used in treating Acinetobacter HAP/VAP. If there is resistance to these agents, inhaled and intravenous colistin should be substituted. The guidelines recommend against the use of tigecycline in the treatment of Acinetobacter VAP.


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