Acinetobacter sepsis in neonates.

G. G. Christo, V. Shenoy, J. Matthai, P. G. Shivananda, A. Venkatesh

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Abstract

Twenty-six neonates were diagnosed to have acinetobacter sepsis during 1986-90, representing 6.5% of all cases of bacteriologically proven sepsis. Of these 19 neonates were low birth weight (LBW) 12 were small for gestational age (SGA). Nineteen neonates had early-onset sepsis. The male to female ratio was 9:17. The hematological profile was suggestive of sepsis in 17 cases. All infants had clinical evidence of multi system infection. Eleven babies died; the cases-fatality rate was 42.3%. Only 15/25 culture isolates were sensitive to gentamicin and resistance to other antibiotics was even more frequent. Acinetobacter was cultured from other sites: eye swabs, skin pustules and umbilical catheter tips. Environmental nursery surveillance cultures done during the study period yielded Acinetobacter once from a crib, but no cases of sepsis occurred around that time. The epidemiological features of this organism illustrate the value of vigilance and precautionary measures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1413-1416
Number of pages4
JournalIndian Pediatrics
Volume30
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-1993
Externally publishedYes

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Acinetobacter
Sepsis
Newborn Infant
Infant Equipment
Umbilicus
Nurseries
Environmental Monitoring
Low Birth Weight Infant
Gentamicins
Gestational Age
Catheters
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Skin
Mortality
Infection

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Christo, G. G., Shenoy, V., Matthai, J., Shivananda, P. G., & Venkatesh, A. (1993). Acinetobacter sepsis in neonates. Indian Pediatrics, 30(12), 1413-1416.
Christo, G. G. ; Shenoy, V. ; Matthai, J. ; Shivananda, P. G. ; Venkatesh, A. / Acinetobacter sepsis in neonates. In: Indian Pediatrics. 1993 ; Vol. 30, No. 12. pp. 1413-1416.
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In: Indian Pediatrics, Vol. 30, No. 12, 01.12.1993, p. 1413-1416.

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