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Article: The epidemiology of acinetobacter infections in Hong Kong

TitleThe epidemiology of acinetobacter infections in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date1996
PublisherSociety for General Microbiology. The Journal's web site is located at http://jmm.sgmjournals.org
Citation
Journal Of Medical Microbiology, 1996, v. 44 n. 5, p. 340-347 How to Cite?
AbstractA retrospective survey was conducted of the characteristics of acinetobacter infections in Hong Kong - seasonal and geographic distributions, frequency of isolation from various body sites, antimicrobial susceptibility and molecular epidemiology. Most (80%) isolates of Acinetobacter spp. belonged to DNA groups 2 (A. baumannii) or 13, as defined by growth at 44°C. An increased isolation rate in summer was related to higher ambient temperatures. The notion that acinetobacters are opportunist nosocomial pathogens was supported by the body site- and ward-specific distributions, which were similar to those of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and in marked contrast to those of coagulase-negative staphylococci and Escherichia coli. Typing of Acinetobacter isolates by arbitrary-primed polymerase chain reaction revealed extensive genotypic polymorphism, suggesting that numerous unrelated strains were circulating between patients. In view of the association with a high incidence of polymicrobial bacteraemia and multiresistance to antibiotics, a careful selection of appropriate antibiotics in combination is necessary for empirical therapy of infections caused by Acinetobacter spp.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79151
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dc.contributor.authorSiau, Hen_HK
dc.contributor.authorYuen, KYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, SSYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, PLen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLuk, WKen_HK
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dc.date.issued1996en_HK
dc.identifier.citationJournal Of Medical Microbiology, 1996, v. 44 n. 5, p. 340-347en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0022-2615en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/79151-
dc.description.abstractA retrospective survey was conducted of the characteristics of acinetobacter infections in Hong Kong - seasonal and geographic distributions, frequency of isolation from various body sites, antimicrobial susceptibility and molecular epidemiology. Most (80%) isolates of Acinetobacter spp. belonged to DNA groups 2 (A. baumannii) or 13, as defined by growth at 44°C. An increased isolation rate in summer was related to higher ambient temperatures. The notion that acinetobacters are opportunist nosocomial pathogens was supported by the body site- and ward-specific distributions, which were similar to those of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and in marked contrast to those of coagulase-negative staphylococci and Escherichia coli. Typing of Acinetobacter isolates by arbitrary-primed polymerase chain reaction revealed extensive genotypic polymorphism, suggesting that numerous unrelated strains were circulating between patients. In view of the association with a high incidence of polymicrobial bacteraemia and multiresistance to antibiotics, a careful selection of appropriate antibiotics in combination is necessary for empirical therapy of infections caused by Acinetobacter spp.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSociety for General Microbiology. The Journal's web site is located at http://jmm.sgmjournals.orgen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Medical Microbiologyen_HK
dc.rightsJournal of Medical Microbiology. Copyright © Society for General Microbiology.-
dc.rightsThis is an author manuscript that has been accepted for publication in Journal of Medical Microbiology, copyright Society for General Microbiology, but has not been copy-edited, formatted or proofed. Cite this article as appearing in Journal of Medical Microbiology. This version of the manuscript may not be duplicated or reproduced, other than for personal use or within the rule of 'Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials' (section 17, Title 17, US Code), without permission from the copyright owner, Society for General Microbiology. The Society for General Microbiology disclaims any responsibility or liability for errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or in any version derived from it by any other parties. The final copy-edited, published article, which is the version of record, can be found at http://jmm.sgmjournals.org, and is freely available without a subscription.-
dc.subject.meshAcinetobacter - drug effects - genetics - isolation and purification-
dc.subject.meshAcinetobacter Infections - epidemiology-
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agents - pharmacology - therapeutic use-
dc.subject.meshBacteremia - microbiology-
dc.subject.meshGenotype-
dc.titleThe epidemiology of acinetobacter infections in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailYuen, KY:kyyuen@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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