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J Clin Microbiol. 2013 Aug;51(8):2739-41. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00469-13. Epub 2013 Jun 5.

First report of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter nosocomialis isolates harboring ISAba1-blaOXA-23 genes in Latin America.

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  • 1Programa de Pós-Graduação em Ciências Médicas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil.


In recent years, different resistance genes have been found in Acinetobacter spp., especially in the species A. baumannii. We describe two isolates of carbapenem-resistant A. nosocomialis harboring ISAba1-blaOXA-23 and blaOXA-51 found in patients from the city of Porto Alegre, southern Brazil. To the best of the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of carbapenem-resistant A. nosocomialis in Latin America.

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