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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2006 Jul;27(7):759-61. Epub 2006 Jun 20.

Emergence of carbapenem resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii recovered from blood cultures in Australia.

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Infectious Diseases Unit, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. antonpeleg@iprimus.com.au

Abstract

We describe the first emergence of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in Australia. Ninety A. baumannii isolates recovered from cultures of blood specimens from 69 patients were analyzed. Overall, 58 isolates (64%) were resistant to meropenem. The chi 2 test for linear trend revealed that emergence of carbapenem resistance was statistically significant during the 32-month study period. Selected isolates were of the same clonal type, and no genes encoding carbapenemases were identified.

PMID:
16807854
DOI:
10.1086/507012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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