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Analysis of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter from a tertiary care setting in North India

Analysis of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter from a tertiary care setting in North India

Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology 31(1): 60-63

Multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii is a worldwide concern as cause of serious nosocomial infections. We analysed 140 non-duplicate Acinetobacter sp. isolates from hospitalised patients in a tertiary care centre; 87% were MDR and 20% (28/140) meropenem resistant. Metallo-β-lactamase was produced by 16 of these, detected by ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetic acid disc synergy test. AmpC β-lactamase and efflux pump were present in 17 and 4 of the meropenem-resistant Acinetobacter, respectively. 9/16 MBL-positive isolates carried genes for carbapenem resistance as shown by polymerase chain reaction.

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Accession: 051519969

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PMID: 23508431

DOI: 10.4103/0255-0857.108724

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