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Journal:   JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN MEDICAL SCIENCES (JRMS)   MAY 2014 , Volume 19 , Number 5; Page(s) 480 To 481.
 
Paper: 

RISK FACTORS AND PREVALENCE OF HIGH RESISTANT ACINETOBACTER SPP AMONG HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS (LETTER TO EDITOR)

 
Author(s):  FAZELI HOSSEIN, MOTALLEBI RAD TAHERE*, NASR ESFAHANI BAHRAM, POURDAD AREZOO, AKBARI MOJTABA
 
* DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY, FACULTY OF MEDICINE, ISFAHAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, ISFAHAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Sir,
Acinetobacter spp. have emerged as an important cause of Health care Associated Infection in recent years. There are complications in the infection control and treatment of patients who were infected with Acinetobacter spp. Because of the extraordinary ability of this bacterium to survive in environment for long periods and its propensity to acquire multiple antibiotic resistance mechanisms. This cross-sectional study was performed for determination prevalence of clinical isolates of Acinetobacter spp., antibiotic resistance pattern and risk factors associated with acquisition of colonization/infection with extensively drug resistant (XDR) Acinetobacter spp. in the specialty teaching hospital, in Isfahan, Iran.

 
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