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Volume 14, Number 1—January 2008

Letter

Acinetobacter spp. in Gunshot Injuries

James W.T. Elston*, Ciaran L. Bannan†, Desmond T. Chih†, and Craig S. Boutlis‡Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Castle Hill Hospital, Cottingham, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom; †Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia; ‡Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia;

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Table

Susceptibility of Acinetobacter spp. isolates to antimicrobial drugs, % (n = 19)*

Drug Susceptible Intermediate Resistant
Amikacin 100 0 0
Ampicillin 0 0 100
Ceftazidime 21 26 53
Ceftriaxone 0 0 100
Ciprofloxacin 26 16 58
Gentamicin 21 0 79
Meropenem 100 0 0
Piperacillin/tazobactam 26 32 42
Ticarcillin/clavulanic acid 21 21 58
Tobramycin 21 16 63
Trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole 11 0 89

*Isolates from gunshot wounds of 15 persons injured in East Timor, 2006.

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