A Single Clone Acinetobacter baumannii Outbreak in a State Hospital in Turkey

CICEK A. C. , KARAGOZ A., KOKSAL E., ERTURK A. , Ozgumus O. B. , KOKSAL Z. S. , ...Daha Fazla

JAPANESE JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.66, sa.3, ss.245-248, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 66 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7883/yoken.66.245
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.245-248


Acinetobacter baumannii is an important pathogen in hospitalized patients, particularly those in the intensive care unit (ICU). A total of 21 A. baumannii (6 from 5 patients and 15 from environmental samples) were isolated in the ICU and the isolation room of a state hospital in June 2011. The possible source of the outbreak was investigated. A. baumannii isolates were identified using conventional biochemical tests, BBL Crystal Identification Systems, OXA-51 specific PCR, and 16S rDNA sequencing. All the isolates were multidrug-resistant, showing resistance to cephalosporins, carbapenems, fluoroquinolones, and the aminoglycoside group of antibiotics. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis suggested that all A. baumannii isolates were derived from a common source.