Incidence and Antibiogram of Acinetobacter Causing Neonatal Sepsis Among Hospitalised Patients


  • Syeda Shahnoor Hasina Mamtaz Assistant Professor Department of Pediatrics Institute of Applied Health Science(IAHS), Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • Abu Hena Md Saiful Karim Chowdhury Department of Microbiology Chattogram Medical College, Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • Gulshan Ara Begum Department of Pediatrics Chattagram Maa Shishu-O-General Hospital, Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • Asma Ferdousi Department of Pediatrics Chattogram Medical College, Chattogram, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Shahab Uddin Department of Pediatrics Marine City Medical College Chattogram, Bangladesh



Multidrug resistant; Acinetobacter species; Culture sensitivity


Background: Acinetobacter species are typical nosocomial pathogens causinginfections and high mortality, almost exclusively in compromised hospitalizedpatients. Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter spp. blood infection in the neonatalintensive care unit patients create a great problem in hospital settings. The studywas done to detect prevalence of acinetobacter spp. as the causative agent ofneonatal sepsis with its antibiogram

Materials and methods: A total of 100 clinically suspected neonatal sepsis caseswas enrolled in the study. Bacteriological profile and antibiotic sensitivity pattern ofacinetobacter spp. were done accordingly.

Results: Among the 100 suspected neonatal sepsis cases, 28% were culture positiveand 72% were culture negative. Klebsiella species was the predominant isolatedbacteria which was 53.58% followed by Acinetobacter spp. (14.28%) E. coli(10.72%)Pseudomonas spp. (7.14%) S. aureus (7.14%) & Candida (7.14%). Acinetobacter spp.showed 100% resistant to ampicillin, ciprofloxacin, gentamycin, amikacin,ceftazidime, cefotaxime & cefepime, 75% resistant to meropenem & 50% sensitiveto levofloxacin.

Conclusion: It is essential to conduct periodic bacteriological profile along withroutine antimicrobial sensitivity testing time to time for effective management ofneonatal sepsis.

Chatt Maa Shi Hosp Med Coll J; Vol.19 (1); January 2020; Page 20-23


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Mamtaz, S. S. H., Chowdhury, A. H. M. S. K., Begum, G. A., Ferdousi, A., & Uddin, M. S. (2020). Incidence and Antibiogram of Acinetobacter Causing Neonatal Sepsis Among Hospitalised Patients. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 19(1), 20–23.



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