Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Biofilm Formation and Antibiotic Resistance of Acinetobacter Spp. Isolated from Skin and Wound Infections

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

Biofilm Formation and Antibiotic Resistance of Acinetobacter Spp. Isolated from Skin and Wound Infections

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Background: Some bacteria cause severe infections in com- promised patients and they survive on abiotic surfaces in hospital environments and colonize on different medical devices. On this basis, samples of skin and wound infections were collected from three hospitals in Kerman, Iran

Methods: All isolates were characterized with conventional biochemical methods. Antibiotic susceptibility of all isolates was carried out with nineteen antibiotics from different groups by disc diffusion technique. Minimum inhibitory con- centration (MIC) of seven antibiotics was determined against all isolates by agar dilution method (1-1024) µg/ml. The cell surface hydrophobicity (CSH) of all isolates was determined and four isolates with the highest CSH were evaluated for biofilm formation on different surfaces such as glass, poly- carbonate, polypropylene and venous catheters.

Results: Twenty three Acinetobacter spp. were identified. Ac- cording to Antibiotic susceptibility tests, all Acinetobacter strains were resistant to Cephalosporins and Quinolons (95. …

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