Antimicrobial Susceptibility Pattern and Prevalence of Extended-Spectrum beta-Lactamase Genotypes among Clinical Isolates of Acinetobacter baumanii in Tabriz, North-West of Iran


Khosroshahi S. A. , Farajnia S., Azhari F., Hosseini M. K. , Khanipour F., Farajnia H., ...More

JUNDISHAPUR JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY, vol.10, no.6, 2017 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5812/jjm.13368
  • Title of Journal : JUNDISHAPUR JOURNAL OF MICROBIOLOGY

Abstract

Background: Multidrug resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumanii strains have emerged as novel nosocomial pathogens threatening patients' lives, especially in intensive-care units (ICU). Various types of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) are involved in conferring resistance to beta-lactam antibiotics, making their genotypic characterization an essential prerequisite to take proper preventative measures.