Molecular identification of tigecycline- and colistin-resistant carbapenemase-producing Acinetobacter baumannii from a Greek hospital from 2011 to 2013.

@article{Mavroidi2015MolecularIO,
  title={Molecular identification of tigecycline- and colistin-resistant carbapenemase-producing Acinetobacter baumannii from a Greek hospital from 2011 to 2013.},
  author={Angeliki Mavroidi and Sofia Likousi and Eleftheria Palla and Maria Katsiari and Zoi Roussou and Asimina Maguina and Evangelia D Platsouka},
  journal={Journal of medical microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={64 9},
  pages={993-7}
}
An alarming increase in the resistance rates of tigecycline and colistin among carbapenemase-producing Acinetobacter baumannii recovered from a Greek hospital over a 3-year period (2011-2013) was investigated. The antimicrobial resistance profiles and carbapenemase gene content were determined for a collection of colistin- and/or tigecycline-resistant carbapenemase-producing A. baumannii isolates (n = 42), which were recovered consecutively during the study period. A gradual increase in the… CONTINUE READING