Acinetobacter bacteraemia in patients with diarrhoeal disease

M. Iqbal Hossain, A. K.M. Iqbal Kabir, W. A. Khan, G. J. Fuchs

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In 1994, 171 (27%) of all positive blood cultures in our hospital were due to Acinetobacter species. Of these, 138 cultures were considered significant, 91 (66%) were community-acquired and 47 (34%) were nosocomial. Most acinetobacter bacteraemia in children ≤ 1 year old was community-acquired, while nosocomial infection was more common in children > 1 year old (P = 0.01). Most children ≤ 5 years old were severely malnourished. The incidence of bacteraemia was lowest during the post-monsoon to early winter months. Acinetobacter bacteraemia associated mortality was twice (16%) that of all other patients (7.7%, P < 0.0005) and accounted for 4.5% of all hospital deaths during the study period. Bacteraemia caused by Acinetobacter species is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among our patient population with diarrhoeal disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-142
Number of pages4
JournalEpidemiology and Infection
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Infectious Diseases


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