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An Outbreak of Multiresistant Acinetobacter baumanii in a University Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil

  • Anna S.S. Levin, Caio M.F. Mendes, Sumiko I. Sinto, Helio S. Sader, Candida R.M. Scarpitta, Edna Rodrigues, Naim Sauaia and Marcos Boulos...

Abstract

A case-control (46 cases, 23 controls) study was done to determine risk factors for an outbreak of a multiresistant Acinetobacter baumanii (only susceptible to colistin) in a university hospital. The use of antecedent antibacterials and intubation were independent risk factors. No common source was found. With control measures, the outbreak resolved gradually.

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An Outbreak of Multiresistant Acinetobacter baumanii in a University Hospital in São Paulo, Brazil

  • Anna S.S. Levin, Caio M.F. Mendes, Sumiko I. Sinto, Helio S. Sader, Candida R.M. Scarpitta, Edna Rodrigues, Naim Sauaia and Marcos Boulos...

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