Mini Epidemic of Acinetobacter Junii in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: Risk Factors and Control Procedures


SANDAL G., ÇETİN H., ÖZEN M., AYNALI A.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH, vol.2, no.4, pp.206-211, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/jpr.35229
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.206-211

Abstract

Aim: Acinetobacter spp. have emerged as important nosocomial pathogens in recent decades because of the increase in the incidence of antibiotic-resistant strains. Acinetobacter junii accounts for less than 1% of isolates. Acinetobacter junii is a gram-negative, non-fermentative cocobacillus that might cause bacteremia, especially in immunocompromised patients and newborns. This article described a mini epidemic of Acinetobacter junii that has been experienced in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and taken measures to control it.