Characterization of Acinetobacter baumannii from intensive care units and home care patients in Palermo, Italy.

Cinzia Cala', Teresa Maria Assunta Fasciana, Caterina Mammina, Celestino Bonura, Anna Giammanco, Cataldo, Palma, Labisi, A. Di Benedetto, Caputo, Concetta Sodano, Labisi, Aurora Aleo

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Abstract

In this study 45 isolates of Acinetobacter baumannii identified from patients in intensive care units of three different hospitals and from in home care patients in Palermo, Italy, during a 3-month period in 2010, were characterized. All isolates were resistant to at least three classes of antibiotics, but susceptible to colistin and tygecycline. Forty isolates were non-susceptible to carbapenems. Eighteen and two isolates, respectively, carried the bla(OXA-23-like) and the bla(OXA-58-like) genes. One strain carried the VIM-4 gene. Six major rep-PCR subtype clusters were defined, including isolates from different hospitals or home care patients. The sequence type/pulsed field gel electrophoresis group ST2/A included 33 isolates, and ST78/B the remaining 12. ST2 clone proved to be predominant, but a frequent involvement of the ST78 clone was evident.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)12-15
Numero di pagine4
RivistaClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume17
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2011

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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