Colistin (see Polymyxins): approximately 98% of Acinetobacter strains are susceptible to Colistin
Rifampin (see Rifampin): monotherapy is not recommended, as resistance develops quickly
Rifampin is only effective when given in combination with Colistin
Prolonged Carriage of Organism: a substantial proportion of patients infected with Acinetobacter remain carriers of the organism for a prolonged period
Long-term contact isolation is recommended
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