Biofilm formation in acinetobacter baumannii

Long Francesca, Vuott Claudia, Donell Gianfranco

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Abstract

Acinetobacter baumannii has received much attention in recent years because of its increasing involvement in a number of severe infections and outbreaks occurring in clinical settings, and presumably related to its ability to survive and persist in hospital environments. The treatment of infections caused by A. baumannii nosocomial strains has become increasingly problematic, due to their intrinsic and/or acquired resistance to multiple classes of antibiotics. Furthermore, the demonstrated ability of nosocomial strains to grow as biofilm is believed to play a significant role in their persistence and antibiotic resistance. This review summarises current knowledge on A. baumannii biofilm formation and its clinical significance, as well as the related genetic determinants and the regulation of this process.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-127
Number of pages9
JournalNew Microbiologica
Volume37
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Biofilm
  • Biofilm-related genes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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