Volume 15, Number 8—August 2009
Extreme Drug Resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii Infections in Intensive Care Units, South Korea
|Strain no.||Patient age/sex||Underlying disease||Infection†||Days before isolation
||Concurrent bacteremia||30-d outcome||Infection-related death|
|07AC–052||60 y/F||Acute myeloid leukemia||Pneumonia||15||8||No||Died||Yes|
|07AC–192||50 y/M||Status postliver transplantation||Pneumonia||256||2||Yes||Survived||NA|
|07AC–204||55 y/F||Steven-Johnson syndrome||Pneumonia||13||13||Yes||Survived||NA|
|07AC–329||1 mo/F||Edward syndrome||Colonization‡||33||33||NA||NA||NA|
|07AC–063||56 y/M||Lung cancer||Colonization‡||26||21||NA||NA||NA|
*ICU, intensive care unit; NA, not applicable. All but 1 patient (with strain 07AC–192) had mechanical ventilators. Four patients (with strains 07AC–159, 07AC–192, 07AC–336, and 07AC–063) were immunocompromised hosts who had daily administration of corticosteroid (>20 mg/d of prednisolone or an equivalent drug) during >2 wk and treatment with chemotherapy for an underlying malignancy during 1 month before hospital admission.
†Infection is defined as invasion of the body tissues by microorganisms resulting in disease.
‡Colonization occurs when an agent’s presence in a host does not cause a specific immune response or infection.