Acinetobacter spp

Acinetobacter spp

Bacteriology A widely distributed bacterium found in moist hospital environments, which may establish itself in the respiratory flora and on the skin of Pts with prolonged hospitalization, often via contaminated medical instruments–eg, catheters and IV lines which introduce Acinetobacter to normally sterile sites; infections are generally nosocomial, occur in warmer seasons and involve the GU tracts and respiratory tract, wounds, and soft tissues
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Rapid Determination of Ciprofloxacin Resistance in Clinical Isolates of Acinetobacter spp.
Recent reports have documented occurrence of or infection with Acinetobacter spp.
High antibiotic pressure due to indiscriminate use of carbapenems in this part of the world could have resulted in the increase in carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter spp.
IMP-4, a novel metallo-beta-lactamase from nosocomial Acinetobacter spp.
3), extended spectrum [beta] lactamase producing Gram negative bacteria (11) and multi-resistant Acinetobacter spp.
Antimicrobial drug susceptibility testing was performed by disk diffusion method and interpreted based on the CLSI criteria for Acinetobacter spp.
In recent years, there has been an increase in the prevalence of carbapenem resistance which is acquired metallo-[beta]-lactamases (MBLs) and reported mainly for Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter spp.
To the Editor: Challenges posed by Acinetobacter spp.
Routine detection of ESBL producing strains may be difficult because the synergy between cephalosporin and clavulanic acid, typically observed with ESBL-producing members of Enterobacteriaceae, tends to be minimal with Acinetobacter spp (8).
We agree with the author that patient-to-patient transmission is a potentially important causal factor in the emergence of resistance for ESBL-producing bacteria as well as for other antimicrobial drug-resistant bacteria, such as vancomycin-resistant enterococci, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and drug-resistant Pseudomonas and Acinetobacter spp.