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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 35  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-6

Nosocomial infections due to Acinetobacter calcoaceticus.



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Fifty four isolates of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus were studied in a period of 6 months. Maximum isolates were from burns cases and environmental sampling from burns ward also grew the same organism, indicating their role as nosocomial pathogen. Acinetobacter may initially be mistaken for Neisseria species. As the organisms show multidrug resistance to commonly used antibiotics their correct identification is important.






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2004 - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
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