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, D. M. Livermore

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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

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