Mini Epidemic of Acinetobacter Junii in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Risk Factors and Control Procedures


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SANDAL G., ÇETİN H., Ozen M., Aynali A.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, cilt.2, ss.206-211, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 2 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4274/jpr.35229
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.206-211

Özet

Aim: Acinetobacter spp. have emerged as important nosocomial pathogens in recent decades because of the increase in the incidence of antibiotic-resistant strains. Acinetobacter junii accounts for less than 1% of isolates. Acinetobacter junii is a gram-negative, non-fermentative cocobacillus that might cause bacteremia, especially in immunocompromised patients and newborns. This article described a mini epidemic of Acinetobacter junii that has been experienced in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and taken measures to control it.