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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(1): 1674-1678
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.176


Prevalence and Antibiogram of Acinetobacter Infections: An experience from a Teaching Institute of Rural Setting, in Central India
Aakanksha Sharma, Smita Bawankar* and Mousumi Kilikdar
Department of Microbiology, Shri Shankaracharya Institute of Medical Sciences, Junwani, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Acinetobacter baumannii has emerged as a worldwide problem as a nosocomial pathogen in hospitalized patients. Acinetobacter spp. can cause a multitude of infections including pneumonia, bacteremia, meningitis, urinary tract infections, and skin and soft tissue infections, and the mortality associated with these infections is high. Isolates resistant to almost all commercially available antimicrobials have been identified, thus limiting treatment options. Isolates of Acinetobacter received in the microbiology laboratory over a period of one year were processed, identified by conventional standard methods and antimicrobial susceptibility was performed according to CLSI guidelines. A total of 62 isolates were identified. Maximum (43.5%) were from respiratory specimens and indoor patients. Multi drug resistance was observed in 62.9% isolates. Drug resistance is a major therapeutic concern in Acinetobacter isolates. Even though no pan drug resistant organism was encountered in our study, still judicious antimicrobial use and antimicrobial stewardship program is strongly advocated to curb the growing threat of resistance


Keywords: Acinetobacter, Infection, Antibiotic susceptibility, Multi-drug Resistance, Intensive care unit
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Aakanksha Sharma, Smita Bawankar and Mousumi Kilikdar. 2019. Prevalence and Antibiogram of Acinetobacter Infections: An experience from a Teaching Institute of Rural Setting, in Central India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(1): 1674-1678. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.801.176