The synergistic activity of eravacycline in combination with colistin on carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii (CRAB) isolates was evaluated in this study. Minimum inhibitory concentrations (MICs) of eravacycline and colistin were determined by the broth microdilution method. MICs values ranged between 1 to 4 mg and 0.5 to 256 mg l−1 for eravacycline and colistin, respectively. In vitro synergy between eravacycline and colistin was evaluated by using the chequerboard methodology. Synergistic activity was found in 10% of the strains, and additive effect in 30%. No antagonism was detected. Similar activity was also observed in colistin-resistant CRAB isolates. The result of this study indicates that eravacycline and colistin combination may be a potential therapeutic option for the treatment of CRAB related infections.
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