Comparison between phenotypic and PCR for detection of OXA-23 type and metallo-beta-lactamases producer Acinetobacter spp.

@inproceedings{Azimi2013ComparisonBP,
  title={Comparison between phenotypic and PCR for detection of OXA-23 type and metallo-beta-lactamases producer Acinetobacter spp.},
  author={Leila Azimi and Abdolaziz Rastegar Lari and Malihe Talebi and Amirmorteza Ebrahimzadeh Namvar and Mosadegh Jabbari},
  booktitle={GMS hygiene and infection control},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Resistance to carbapenems is developing around the world and can cause many problems for treatment of patients. Production of metallo-beta-lactamase (MBL) is one of the main mechanism for this type of resistance. So, detection of MBL-producer microorganisms can prevent the spread of this type of resistance. MATERIALS AND METHODS In this study 94 Acinetobacter spp. were investigated. Resistance to imipenem was conducted after purification and identification. Combination disc (CD… CONTINUE READING