Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Identification and Drug Sensitivity of Acinetobacter Baumannii Clinical Isolates from Ahvaz and Tehran

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Identification and Drug Sensitivity of Acinetobacter Baumannii Clinical Isolates from Ahvaz and Tehran

Article excerpt

Background: Acinetobacter baumannii is an emerging oppor- tunistic nosocomial pathogen in hospitalized patients of in- tensive care units. The purpose of this study was to identify the Acinetobacter spp. clinical isolates to specie level, and de- termine their Multi Drug Resistance (MDR) and Extensively Drug Resistance (XDR) status.

Methods: 142 clinical isolates of Acinetobacter spp from la- boratories of university teaching hospitals in Ahvaz and 55 clinical isolates of Acinetobacter spp from Tehran were investi- gated. All of the isolates were identified as species level using rpoB gene sequencing. Susceptibility testing using disk diffu- sion method was performed on A. baumannii isolates to de- termine MDR and XDR stratus. The results were interpreted according to the Clinical Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI) guideline.

Results: Out of total 197 Acinetobacter spp. …

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