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Acinetobacter species have been a leading cause of nosocomial infections, causing significant morbidity and mortality worldwide including in Ethiopia. The most important features of Acinetobacter baumannii are its ability to persist in the hospital environment and rapidly develop resistance to various antibiotics.

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Despite many studies conducted on antimicrobial resistance in Ethiopia, there is still limited data showing MDR Acinetobacter infections associated with morbidity and mortality at the national level. Therefore, this study would provide information on the pattern of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter species isolated from different clinical specimens. Therefore, this five-year trend analysis of Acinetobacter species showed increasing MDR and resistance to highly potent antimicrobial agents posing a therapeutic challenge in our Hospitals and healthcare settings.

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This page is a summary of: Multidrug resistance pattern of Acinetobacter species isolated from clinical specimens referred to the Ethiopian Public Health Institute: 2014 to 2018 trend anaylsis, PLoS ONE, April 2021, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0250896.
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