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.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Titolo:||Characterization of Acinetobacter baumannii from intensive care units and home care patients in Palermo, Italy.|
|Citazione:||Mammina, C., Bonura, C., Aleo, A., Cala', C., Caputo, G., Cataldo, M., et al. (2011). Characterization of Acinetobacter baumannii from intensive care units and home care patients in Palermo, Italy. CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTION, 17(11), 12-15.|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-0691.2011.03654.x.|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/07 - Microbiologia E Microbiologia Clinica|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.01 Articolo in rivista|