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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 1999 Aug;20(8):565-7.

The emergence of resistant strains of Acinetobacter baumannii: clinical and infection control implications.

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Department of Medicine, St Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, New York City, New York 10011, USA.

Abstract

A prospective study was undertaken to determine colonization rates, susceptibility profiles, and outcomes in patients with clinical isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii. Fifty percent of patients became colonized with A. baumannii, and 29% of these patients had clinical and colonizing isolates with discordant susceptibility profiles, without apparent relation to antibiotic use. Barrier infection control measures are necessary to prevent nosocomial transmission.

PMID:
10466561
DOI:
10.1086/501673
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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