Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

ACINETOBACTER BAUMANII AND NONBAUMANII IN Iran, EVALUATION OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

ACINETOBACTER BAUMANII AND NONBAUMANII IN Iran, EVALUATION OF ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE

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Background: Acinetobacter species have become increasingly resistant to antibiotics over the past several years and these days there is a significant challenge in treating these infec- tions. They are important causes of nosocomial infections

Methods: In a prospective study, we evaluated 100 positive cultures of Acinetobacter from 100 patients in different wards of seven tertiary care hospitals in Tehran, Iran. PCR was used to determine the species of Acinetobacter E-test and Disk dif- fusion method were used to determine the resistance of iso- lated Acinetobacter baumannii and non-baumannii. Antimicrobial sensitivity to ceftazidime, cefepime, amikacin, imipenem, piperacillin-tazobactam, tigecycline and colistin was analyzed.

Results: In our study 89% of the isolated Acinetobacter was baumannii and 11% was non- baumannii. 70% of samples were isolated from male and 30% of the isolates from female pa- tients. The most incriminated wards were intensive care and burn units. …

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