Dissemination of Acinetobacter baumannii clones with OXA-23 Carbapenemase in Colombian hospitals

Villegas, Maria Virginia, Kattan, Juan Nicolas, Correa, Adriana, Lolans, Karen, Guzman, Ana Maria, Woodford, Neil, Livermore, David and Quinn, John P (2007) Dissemination of Acinetobacter baumannii clones with OXA-23 Carbapenemase in Colombian hospitals. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 51 (6). pp. 2001-2004. ISSN 0066-4804

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Abstract

During 2005, 66 carbapenem-resistant isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii were collected from seven tertiary-care hospitals participating in a nationwide surveillance network in Colombia. The isolates were multidrug resistant and produced the carbapenemases OXA-23 and OXA-51. Forty-five belonged to four clones while 21 were unique pulsotypes. One clone was present in two hospitals within one city, while another had spread between two hospitals in different cities. Blood, secretions, and abdominal fluids were the most frequent sites of isolation. This is the first description of widespread dissemination of OXA-23 in South America.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: acinetobacter infections,acinetobacter baumannii,anti-bacterial agents,bacterial proteins,carbapenems,colombia,hospitals,humans,microbial sensitivity tests,polymerase chain reaction,population surveillance,beta-lactam resistance,beta-lactamases
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2014 12:30
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/46710
DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00226-07

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