Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter Baumannii Harboring OXA-24 Carbapenemase, Spain

Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Jun;17(6):1064-7. doi: 10.3201/eid/1706.091866.

Abstract

In February 2006, a patient colonized with a multidrug-resistant sequence type 56 Acinetobacter baumannii strain was admitted to a hospital in Madrid, Spain. This strain spread rapidly and caused a large outbreak in the hospital. Clinicians should be alert for this strain because its spread would have serious health consequences.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acinetobacter Infections / epidemiology*
  • Acinetobacter Infections / microbiology*
  • Acinetobacter baumannii / drug effects*
  • Acinetobacter baumannii / enzymology
  • Acinetobacter baumannii / genetics*
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Anti-Bacterial Agents / pharmacology*
  • Base Sequence
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial / genetics*
  • Female
  • Gene Expression Regulation, Bacterial
  • Genes, Bacterial / genetics
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Middle Aged
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Spain / epidemiology
  • beta-Lactamases / genetics*

Substances

  • Anti-Bacterial Agents
  • beta-Lactamases
  • beta-lactamase OXA-24