Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii producing the OXA-23 enzyme in Curitiba, Brazil

Dalla-Costa, Libera M., Coelho, Juliana M., Souza, Helena A. P. H. M., Castro, Maria E. S., Stier, Christiane J. N., Bragagnolo, Karin L., Rea-Neto, Alvaro, Penteado-Filho, Sergio R., Livermore, David M. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9856-3703 and Woodford, Neil (2003) Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii producing the OXA-23 enzyme in Curitiba, Brazil. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 41 (7). pp. 3403-3406. ISSN 0095-1137

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Abstract

Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates were obtained from eight patients in two hospitals in Curitiba, Brazil. The isolates were multiresistant, belonged to a single strain, and produced the OXA-23 carbapenemase. Treatment options were limited, although the isolates were susceptible to polymyxin B in vitro. The strain contributed to the deaths of five patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: acinetobacter infections,acinetobacter baumannii,adult,aged,aged, 80 and over,brazil,carbapenems,disease outbreaks,drug resistance, bacterial,hospitals, teaching,humans,microbial sensitivity tests,middle aged,beta-lactamases
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Public Health and Health Services Research
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Epidemiology and Public Health
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2014 12:36
Last Modified: 07 Aug 2023 16:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/46751
DOI: 10.1128/JCM.41.7.3403-3406.2003

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