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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 54  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 180-182

Fulminating septicemia due to persistent pan-resistant community-acquired metallo-β-lactamase (IMP-1)-positive Acinetobacter baumannii

1 Department of Microbiology, King Edward Memorial Hospital, Interdisciplinary School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Pune Affiliate, Pune, India
2 DNA Sequencing Laboratory, Agharkar Research Institute, Pune, India
3 College of Medicine, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA

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Suresh G Joshi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0377-4929.77397

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Acinetobacter baumannii is considered as an emerging nosocomial pathogen and is renowned for its multi-drug resistance. We report a case of community-acquired pan-resistant A. baumannii caused fulminating septicemia. The treatment failure led to death. The A. baumannii strain isolated from blood, pus, urine and tracheal aspirate was confirmed by 16S r-RNA sequence homology and found positive for metallo-β-lactamase IMP-1, and was found to be a strong biofilm producer. The isolate was only susceptible (moderately) to colistin.

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