Longitudinal characterization of Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonizing and infecting combat casualties

Rebekah A. Sensenig, Clinton K. Murray, Katrin Mende, Steven Wolf, Kevin K. Chung, Duane R. Hospenthal, Heather C. Yun

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Abstract

Drug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonize and infect combat casualties from Iraq and Afghanistan. We retrospectively evaluated relatedness, by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and antibiotic susceptibility testing, of isolates colonizing and infecting casualties over 2 years. Colonizing organisms were unrelated to isolates producing later infection in up to 27% of cases; most isolates underwent change in antibiotic susceptibilities. The same is true for serial infecting isolates recovered during hospitalization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)183-185
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus complex
  • Colonization
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
  • MRSA
  • Multidrug resistant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy

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