Emergence of colistin and carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii (CCR-Acb) complex in a neurological intensive care unit followed by successful control of the outbreak


METAN G., Zarakolu P., OTLU B., Tekin I., Aytac H., BÖLEK E. Ç. , ...More

JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.13, no.4, pp.564-570, 2020 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jiph.2019.09.013
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, PASCAL, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.564-570
  • Keywords: Acinetobacter baumannii, Carbapenem resistance, Colistin resistance, Intensive care unit, FIELD GEL-ELECTROPHORESIS, MULTIPLEX PCR, INFECTIONS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, MANAGEMENT

Abstract

Background: Colistin and carbapenem-resistantAcinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii complex (CCR-Acb complex) was isolated from two consecutive patients in the neurological intensive care unit (NICU). An urgent reaction to this desperate situation was required.