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Completely Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Strains

Siham Mahgoub , MD, Jimi Ahmed , RN and Aaron E. Glatt , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 23, No. 8 (August 2002), pp. 477-479
DOI: 10.1086/502091
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Page Count: 3
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ABSTRACT Nosocomially acquired completely resistant Acinetobacter baumannii strains are a major clinical concern. We identified completely resistant A. baumannii in 6 (4.9%) of 122 A. baumannii isolates in a retrospective chart review at two teaching hospitals. All of these patients had received broad‐spectrum antibiotics and had severe underlying comorbid illnesses, long hospitalizations, or recent surgical procedures; 3 had been in the intensive care unit. Five (83%) of the 6 patients were older than 70 years. Only one death occurred. Strict infection control measures may limit further spread.

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