IP International Journal of Medical Microbiology and Tropical Diseases


Characteristics, virulence factors and antibiogram of Acinetobacter spp. and Moraxella catarrhalis isolates from a tertiary care hospital in India


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Author Details: Ankur Kumar, Sayan Bhattacharyya, Priyadarshini

Volume : 3

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2581-4761

Print ISSN : 2581-4753

Article First Page : 116

Article End Page : 118


Abstract

Non-fermenting Gram negative bacteria are very common causes of infection in the hospital. They are often resistant to multiple antibiotics and very difficult to treat. We here present a compilation of data regarding isolates of Moraxella catarrhalis and Acinetobacter spp. which were isolated from different sources of the hospital. They were isolated and identified by conventional biochemical tests. They were found to be mostly resistant to Cotrimoxazole and beta-lactams. Lipase was the principal virulence factor in both the bacteria. In cases of both, females were found to suffer more than males. This data can be helpful for devising pre-emptive antibiotic strategy and also for designing anti-virulence strategies.

Keywords
: Acinetobacter, Moraxella, Virulence