Seasonal Changes in the Prevalence of Antibiotic-Susceptible Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii Complex Isolates Result in Increased Multidrug Resistance Rates During Winter Months.

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Abstract

  • Temporal analysis of Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-baumannii complex isolates in a large, US healthcare system demonstrated decreased occurrence of antibiotic-susceptible isolates between November and May, while resistant isolate occurrence was temporally stable. This resulted in 50%-100% seasonal increases of resistance rates. This work offers insight into the phenomenon of Gram-negative pathogen seasonality.
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    Keywords

  • Acinetobacter baumannii, multidrug resistance, seasonality
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    Author List

  • Burnham JP; Feldman MF; Calix JJ
  • Start Page

  • ofz245
  • Volume

  • 6
  • Issue

  • 6