Antibiotic Susceptibility Pattern of Clinical Acinetobacter Isolates in a Teritay Care Centre
Keywords:: MDR, Antibiotic susceptibility, Acinetobacter
Acinetobacter is an opportunistic pathogen which is associated with high fatal rate in hospitalized patients
due to multidrug resistance among these isolates with limited cure option. The present study was done
to determine the antibiotic susceptibility pattern of Acinetobacter species in various samplesfrom both
inpatients and outpatients attending a tertiary care. The sensitivity patterns were analyzed from various
clinical specimens obtained from both in-patients and outpatients of a teaching hospital.The isolates were
recovered from Nutrient agar, sheep blood agar and Mac Conkey agar and then identification was done by
standard biochemical test, antibiogram was obtained by disc diffusion method. Acinetobacter isolates were
obtained more from wound sample. All the isolates were susceptible to Tigecycline and colistin.About 60-
80 % of isolates were resistance to third and fourth generation cephalosporins and 45-55 % of isolates were
resistance to carbapenem. Hence the combination of colistin and tigecycline with other antibiotics seems to
be the rational treatment options for treating MDR Acinetobacter isolates.
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