Clinical Risk Factors for Nosocomial Infection Caused by Acinetobacter baumannii among Iraqi Patients suffering from differing burns


This study aimed to evaluate risk factors and the role of Acinetobacter baumannii isolates in mortality due to burns since morbidity and mortality rates are considerably high. A total of 204 patients hospitalized in Burn Care Unit at Al-Diwanyia Teaching Hospitial, The Burn Specialist Hospital between January 2017 and February 2018 were reviewed retrospectively. Logistic regression analysis was used in order to predict the risk. RESULTS: From the collected notes, a total of 289 bacterial colonies were isolated of these patients and from them 22 isolates were identified as A. baumannii. Mortality rates were as follows: 10.5% in general, 4.9% for fewer than 17 years of age, and 5.6 % for between 18-64 years of age.