Investigation of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates in a district hospital in Taiwan

Chih-Ming Chen, Po-Yen Liu, Se-Chin Ke, Hwa-Jen Wu, Lii-Tzu Wu
Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease 2009, 63 (4): 394-7
A total of 34 Acinetobacter baumannii isolates from a district hospital in Taiwan were identified with carbapenem-hydrolyzing oxacillinase OXA-66/OXA-51-like. In addition, 26 of 28 carbapenem-resistant isolates harbored plasmid-encoded bla(OXA-23)-like genes. Twenty of 28 carbapenem-resistant isolates mapped to the major genotype cluster A of carbapenemase producer by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.

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