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Drug treatment for multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infections.


Very few drugs work on Acinetobacter bacteria and they are becoming resistant to the very broad spectrum Imipenem agent.  Because of this a new antibiotic was developed in 2005 to treat these highly resistant bugs.  It is called Tigecycline and in a new class of drug called glycylcyclines.  They are structurally related to the tetracyclines (doxycycline, minocycline).  Full Screen

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