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dc.contributor.authorMcAuliffe GNen
dc.contributor.authorHennessy Jen
dc.contributor.authorBaird RWen
dc.identifier.citationThe American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene 2015-03; 92(3): 605-10en
dc.description.abstractVibrio, Aeromonas, Chromobacterium violaceum, and Shewanella (VACS) are water-associated Gram-negative organisms that can cause a variety of infections. The frequency, patient characteristics, and antimicrobial susceptibilities for 468 isolates from 442 patients from the Northern Territory were reviewed. Aeromonas spp. (312 of 468; 67%) were most commonly isolated followed by Vibrio spp. (71 of 468; 15%), Shewanella spp. (61 of 468; 13%), and C. violaceum (24 of 468; 5%). A strong male predominance was found (male to female ratio of 2.3:1). Skin and soft tissue isolations (373 of 468; 80%) from lower limb infections (222 of 371; 60%) were the most common clinical manifestation. The episodes were usually polymicrobial (281 of 468; 60%). Coisolates included Staphylococcus aureus (137 of 468; 29%), β-hemolytic streptococci (74 of 468; 16%), enterobacteriaceae (111 of 468; 24%), non-fermentative Gram-negative bacilli (35 of 468; 7%), and other VACS organisms (37 of 468; 8%). Antimicrobial resistance of VACS organisms to ciprofloxacin (0-4%), cefepime (0-3%), and gentamicin (0-0.8%) and Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp., and Shewanella to cotrimoxazole (0-3%) was rarely shown. For water-associated lower limb skin and soft tissue infections in the tropics, clinicians should consider empirical antimicrobial therapy with agents active against S. aureus and VACS organisms.en
dc.titleRelative frequency, characteristics, and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Vibrio spp., Aeromonas spp., Chromobacterium violaceum, and Shewanella spp. in the northern territory of Australia, 2000-2013.en
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.identifier.journaltitleThe American journal of tropical medicine and hygieneen
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshGram-Negative Bacteriaen
dc.subject.meshGram-Negative Bacterial Infectionsen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshNorthern Territoryen
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten
dc.identifier.affiliationMicrobiology Department, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
dc.identifier.affiliationMicrobiology Department, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia..en
dc.identifier.affiliationMicrobiology Department, Royal Darwin Hospital, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia..en
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