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Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2003 Apr;45(4):261-4.

Identification of an epidemic carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii strain at hospitals in Buenos Aires City.

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Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Abstract

To identify epidemic Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) clones, 38 carbapenem-resistant AB isolates from 5 hospitals were analyzed. Macrorestriction classified 24 isolates as clone IV, susceptibility pattern clustering analysis grouped almost all of them together, and they were uniformly biotype 8. Clone IV was present at all 5 hospitals, so that it represents a carbapenem-resistant AB strain with epidemic behavior.

PMID:
12729996
DOI:
10.1016/s0732-8893(02)00538-2
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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