Moraxella glucidolytica, more commonly known as acinetobacter anitratus, is a short, rod-shaped, and gram-negative bacterium that is the main cause of acinetobacter infections.
A group of French microbiologists were the first ones to propose the genus Acinetobacter as one comprising of non-motile, gram-negative, and oxidase-positive properties (Moraxella) in 1954.
Since then, the world of science has been able to distinguish it clearly from other bacteria by their lack of pigmentation when grown on agar media.
Moraxella glucidolytica has been gaining more popularity in the medical field, as recent studies conclude it has the ability to develop resistance through several diverse mechanisms — which has led to emergence of strains that are resistant to all commercial antibiotics.
Meaning that although it can be treated with certain antibiotics today, soon it will build so much resistance that the same antibiotics won’t be able to stop it from causing an infection.
How fast are moraxella glucidolytica building resistance to antibiotics? On comparing two studies from 2007 and 2009, experts agree the increase in resistance rate is alarmingly fast.
In the 2007 study, 34 percent of glucidolytica were resistant to ceftazidime and 40 percent were resistant to ciprofloxacin. In contrast, the number of resistant glucidolytica had increased to 61 and 67 percent, respectively, by 2009.
Here are the symptoms of an acinetobacter infection:
A burning feeling while you urinate
Headaches, sleepiness, or a stiff neck
Cough, chest pain, or trouble breathing
An area of orange, bumpy skin with blisters
Red, swollen, and painful skin areas or wounds
Furthermore, it can also lead to other health issues like pneumonia, meningitis, and urinary tract infection. Sounds terrible, right? It is, and your chances of catching it are quite high.
Treatment of acinetobacter infection varies depending on the condition of the patient. However, in most cases, doctors prescribe the following medicines:
Antipyretics for reducing a fever.
Antibiotic medicines for killing germs.
Pain medicine for reducing acute pain.
All that being said, unless you’re already suffering from an acinetobacter infection, you shouldn’t be worrying about the treatment. You should be worrying about how to prevent the infection.
Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. So why not take safety precautions right now, so that you won’t have to face the risk of catching an acinetobacter infection?
If you’re now wondering what safety precautions we are talking about, disinfecting your home and workplace with a solution that can kill moraxella dlucidolytica is all you need to do.
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Our Path-Guard® can kill moraxella glucidolytica in under 5 minutes, giving you peace of mind to know your property is safe for everyone living or working there.
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