Acinetobacter radioresistens as a silent source of carbapenem resistance for Acinetobacter spp.

@article{Poirel2008AcinetobacterRA,
  title={Acinetobacter radioresistens as a silent source of carbapenem resistance for Acinetobacter spp.},
  author={Laurent Poirel and Samy Figueiredo and Vincent Cattoir and Alessandra Carattoli and Patrice L. Nordmann},
  journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy},
  year={2008},
  volume={52 4},
  pages={1252-6}
}
Carbapenem resistance results mostly from the expression of acquired carbapenem-hydrolyzing oxacillinases in Acinetobacter baumannii. The bla OXA-23 oxacillinase gene is increasingly reported worldwide and may represent an emerging threat. Our goal was to identify the progenitor of that carbapenemase gene. A collection of 50 Acinetobacter sp. strains corresponding to several Acinetobacter species was screened for bla(OXA-23)-like genes by PCR and hybridization techniques. Five Acinetobacter… CONTINUE READING