Occurrence of OXA-58-like carbapenemases in Acinetobacter spp. collected over 10 years in three continents

Juliana Coelho, Neil Woodford, Mariya Afzal-Shah, David Livermore

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OXA-58 is a recently described carbapenemase from Acinetobacter spp. in Europe. We examined earlier worldwide Acinetobacter collections and found bla(OXA-58) in 30 carbapenem-nonsusceptible isolates, including several isolates collected in Argentina and Kuwait in 1995 and 1996 and in a British outbreak strain from 2000. Most isolates (28 of 30) also had bla(OXA-51). We conclude that bla(OXA-58) is geographically widespread and has occurred in Acinetobacter spp. for over 10 years.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)756-8
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006


  • Acinetobacter
  • Bacterial Proteins
  • beta-Lactamases

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