Acinetobacter baumannii - An emerging nosocomial pathogen in the burns unit Manipal, India

S. Sengupta, P. Kumar, A. M. Ciraj, P. G. Shivananda

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A retrospective study on 113 patients admitted to the burns unit over a period of 12 months was undertaken to investigate the emerging trend of Acinetobacter baumannii infection. Wound infection with A. baumannii was seen in 13 (11.5%) patients. Of these six (46%) patients developed septicaemia with the same bacteria and five (38%) expired. The virulence of these bacteria, drug susceptibility pattern and its role as a nosocomial pathogen is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)140-144
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2001


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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