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J Clin Microbiol. 2006 Nov;44(11):4189-92. Epub 2006 Sep 6.

Outbreak of infection by carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii producing the carbapenemase OXA-58 in Belgium.

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  • 1Laboratoire de Bactériologie, Cliniques Universitaires UCL de Mont-Godinne, 1, Av. Dr Gaston Thérasse, B-5530 Yvoir, Belgium. pierre.bogaerts@mont.ucl.ac.be

Abstract

Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates were obtained from 17 patients between September 2004 and August 2005 at the Academisch Ziekenhuis Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium. These multidrug-resistant isolates, which belonged to a single clone, remained susceptible to colistin and tigecycline only and produced the carbapenem-hydrolyzing oxacillinase OXA-58. This study highlights the importance of the intercountry spread of this beta-lactamase-mediated resistance mechanism and its epidemic evolution.

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