A single clone Acinetobacter baumannii outbreak in a state hospital in Turkey

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ÇOPUR ÇİÇEK A., KARAGÖZ A., Koksal E., ERTÜRK A., ÖZGÜMÜŞ O. B., Koksal Z. S., ...More

Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.66, no.3, pp.245-248, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 66 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.7883/yoken.66.245
  • Journal Name: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.245-248
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


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.