Elimination of healthcare-associated Acinetobacter baumannii infection in a highly endemic region

Ergonul O., Tokca G., Keske Ş., Donmez E., Madran B., Kömür A. , ...More

International Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.114, pp.11-14, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 114
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijid.2021.10.011
  • Title of Journal : International Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Page Numbers: pp.11-14
  • Keywords: Acinetobacter baumannii, Elimination, Healthcare-associated infection, Highly endemic region, Infection control


© 2021 The Author(s)This paper describes the elimination of healthcare-associated Acinetobacter baumannii infections in a highly endemic region. A prospective, observational study was performed between October 2012 and October 2017. Acinetobacter baumannii were isolated from 59 patients, and >95% similarity was demonstrated among isolates of seven patients (DiversiLab™, BioMérieux). Carbapenemase activity was detected in 15 of 17 (88%) isolates, and all were OXA-23 type. The control of Acinetobacter baumannii outbreaks can be achieved by close follow-up supported by molecular techniques, strict application of infection control measures, and isolation of transferred patients.