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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 692-696
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.078


Isolation of Acinetobacter spp in ICUs and from Frequently Handled Surfaces - Source of Cross Infection in a Tertiary Teaching Hospital
E. Subbalakshmi1* and Thusshara balakrishnan2
1ACS Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India
2Sambharam institute of Medical Sciences and Research, KGF, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Acinetobacter baumanii can cause serious healthcare associated infections (HAI) and the incidence is increasing with many strains showing resistant to multiple antibiotics. Acinetobacter spp. are associated with various clinical cases which sometimes is often fatal. Their abundant occurrence in nature and minimal nutritional requirements make them a potent pathogen to cause well-formed infection. They occur mostly in the ICUs as most of the patients are on ventilator. MDR strains are associated with critically ill patients. Acinetobacter infection is associated with increased morbidity and a prolonged length of hospital stay. The duration of hospital stay is directly associated with the related infections caused by Acinetobacter spp and MDR Acinetobacter spp. An Acinetobacter can cause mild to severe illness but can be fatal. Most infections occur in healthcare facilities and particularly attack inpatients who are critically ill.


Keywords: Acinetobater, Hospital acquired infection, MDR
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Subbalakshmi E., and Thusshara balakrishnan. 2019. Isolation of Acinetobacter spp in ICUs and from Frequently Handled Surfaces - Source of Cross Infection in a Tertiary Teaching Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 692-696. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.078