Emergence of Carbapenem-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in Nursing Homes with High Background Rates of MRSA Colonization

Vincent C.C. Cheng, Jonathan H.K. Chen, W. C. Ng, Janet Y.H. Wong, Denise M.K. Chow, T. C. Law, Simon Y.C. So, Sally C.Y. Wong, T. C. Chan, Felix H.W. Chan, P. L. Ho, K. Y. Yuen

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Abstract

Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) with diverse multilocus sequence typing emerged among our nursing home residents (6.5%) with a high background rate of MRSA (32.2%). Rectal swabs yielded a higher rate of CRAB detection than axillary or nasal swabs. Bed-bound status, use of adult diapers, and nasogastric tube were risk factors for CRAB colonization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983-986
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume37
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes

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