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Acinetobacter baumannii antibiotics resistance in Iran


Journal of Bacteriology & Mycology: Open Access
Atefeh Hamzeh,1 Parastoo Rezaee,2 Mahsa Mohammadi3

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Abstract

One of the causes of nosocomial infection is Acinetobacter baumannii that is a gram-negative coccobacillus bacteria, especially in intensive care units (ICUs), which can produce various types of infections. The recent emergence of Multiple drug resistance (MDR) A. baumannii has become serious trouble and these MDR strains are quickly distributed among hospitalized patients. We performed a literature review published on antibiotic-resistant clinical A. baumannii isolates reported in Iran from 2012 to 2017. There was an increase in resistance to gentamicin, imipenem, meropenem, piperacillin, ampicillin/sulbactam, ticarcillin, tobramycin, aztreonam .This study indicates that drug-resistance against several antibiotics is occurring for A. baumannii in Iran. Traveling to high prevalence countries and overuse of antimicrobial agents could be the factors contributing to the high prevalence of resistance. To stop occurring this phenomenon, suitable solutions and accurate preventions must be taken.

Keywords

acinetobacter baumannii, Iran, antibiotic resistance

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