Characterization of genetic diversity of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii clinical strains collected from 2004 to 2007

Chao Qi*, Michael Malczynski, Michelle Parker, Marc H. Scheetz

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Abstract

Genotypes of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii collected by the clinical microbiology laboratory of a university hospital in Chicago, IL, between 2004 and 2007 were analyzed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis. A single genotype established predominance after being introduced in 2005. Analysis of carbapenemases by PCR revealed that imipenem resistance but not meropenem resistance was associated with the presence of blaOXA-23 and blaOXA-40 genes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1106-1109
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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