Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

High Frequency of Mbl Producing Acinetobacter in Kermanshah

Academic journal article Iranian Journal of Public Health

High Frequency of Mbl Producing Acinetobacter in Kermanshah

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Background: Acinetobacter is a gram-negative non- fermentative coccobacilli with increasing prevalence in a vari- ety of hospital-acquired infections.The aim of this study was todetermine the frequency of extended spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) and metallo-β-lactamase (MBL) in Acinetobacter isolat- ed from clinical specimens.

Methods: 100 isolates of Acinetobacter were collected from different clinical samples including lood, woun d, and liquid specimens of hospitalized patients of Imam Reza and Taleghani hospitals in Kermanshah. All isolates were identi- fied by standard biochemical tests. ESBL and MBL produc- ing strains were identified by phenotypic method of com- bined-disk ceftazidime/clavulanic acid and imipenem/EDTA.

Results: Among 100 Acinetobacter isolates 58 (58%) were resistant to imipenem and 94 (94%) were resistant to ceftazidime. …

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