Accession Number : ADA633083


Title :   Longitudinal Characterization of Acinetobacter baumannii-calcoaceticus Complex, Klebsiella pneumoniae, and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Colonizing and Infecting Combat Casualties


Descriptive Note : Journal article


Corporate Author : ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH FORT SAM HOUSTON TX


Personal Author(s) : Sensenig, Rebekah A ; Murray, Clinton K ; Mende, Katrin ; Wolf, Steven E ; Chung, Kevin K ; Hospenthal, Duane R ; Yun, Heather C


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA633083


Report Date : Jan 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 4


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.


Descriptors :   *KLEBSIELLA PNEUMONIAE , *MILITARY MEDICINE , *RESISTANCE(BIOLOGY) , *STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS , ANTIBIOTICS , CASUALTIES , ELECTROPHORESIS


Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology
      Pharmacology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE