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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 67-71

Resistant Acinetobacter: A Booming Peril

Plastic Surgery Department, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr Ramesh Bellam Alagirisamy
Plastic Surgery Department, Sri Ramachandra University, Porur 600116, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijb.ijb_24_17

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Aim: The objective of the study was to find pathogens currently colonizing the wounds of patients admitted to burn intensive care unit (ICU) and to evaluate drug resistance among the common organisms. Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of bacterial isolates from the wounds of patients admitted to burn ICU in a tertiary care center. The study was conducted from November 2015 to April 2017. A total of 126 isolates were analyzed. Results: Pseudomonas and Klebsiella were the most common organisms followed by Acinetobacter. The antibiotic-sensitive patterns of these three common bacteria were analyzed. Statistical analyses were performed using one-way analysis of variance and post-hoc Tukey honest significant difference test. The study helped to infer that the multidrug resistance (MDR) of Acinetobacter is greater than that of Pseudomonas or Klebsiella and is significant (P < 0.05). Conclusion: The MDR seen in the isolates is a matter of concern. A study of bacterial isolates from the patients with burns and the sensitivity pattern of these isolates would assist to create or modify institutional drug policy.

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