Endemic Carbapenem Resistance Associated with OXA-40 Carbapenemase among Acinetobacter baumannii Isolates from a Hospital in Northern Spain

F. Lopez-Otsoa, L. Gallego, K. J. Towner, L. Tysall, N. Woodford, DM Livermore

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

74 Citations (Scopus)


Eighty-two carbapenem-resistant isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii from a single hospital in Bilbao were typed into two major clusters and several subclusters. Disk synergy tests and PCR indicated the production of a zinc-independent OXA-class carbapenemase. Sequencing identified this enzyme, OXA-40, as a variant of the OXA-24-OXA-25-OXA-26 cluster.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4741-4743
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2002

Cite this