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Modifications to CHROMagar Acinetobacter for improved selective growth of multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii
  1. D W Wareham1,2,
  2. N C Gordon2
  1. 1Centre for Immunology and Infectious Disease, Blizard Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, Barts & The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK
  2. 2Division of Infection, Barts & The London NHS Trust, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr D Wareham, Centre for Infectious Disease, Institute of Cell and Molecular Science, 4 Newark Street, Whitechapel, London E1 2AT, UK; d.w.wareham{at}


Performance of CHROMagar Acinetobacter was assessed for the selective isolation and identification of Acinetobacter baumannii. The medium was effective in suppressing the growth of other Gram-positive and Gram-negative species while the addition of KPC supplement ensured growth of only carbapenem resistant A baumannii.

  • Multi-drug resistant
  • A baumannii
  • chromogenic agar
  • antimicrobial resistance

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