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 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. 3403-6. 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
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2014 12:36
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 22:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/46751
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