OXA-51-like beta-lactamases and their association with particular epidemic lineages of Acinetobacter baumannii.

@article{Evans2008OXA51likeBA,
  title={OXA-51-like beta-lactamases and their association with particular epidemic lineages of Acinetobacter baumannii.},
  author={Benjamin A. Evans and Ahmed Hamouda and Kevin J. Towner and Sebastian Giles Becket Amyes},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={268-75}
}
Sixty diverse clinical Acinetobacter baumannii isolates of worldwide origin were assigned to sequence groups, based on a multiplex PCR for the ompA, csuE and bla(OXA-51-like) genes. The majority (77%) of isolates belonged to sequence groups 1 and 2 (SG1 and SG2), with sequence group 3 (SG3) and non-grouped isolates accounting for the remainder. The isolates were not closely related according to pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE), and the majority were sensitive to imipenem and meropenem… CONTINUE READING