Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii producing the OXA-23 enzyme in Curitiba, Brazil

Libera M. Dalia-Costa, Juliana M. Coelho, Helena A.P.H.M. Souza, Maria E.S. Castro, Christiane J.N. Stier, Karin L. Bragagnolo, Alvaro Rea-Neto, Sergio R. Penteado-Filho, David M. Livermore, Neil Woodford

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Abstract

Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates were obtained from eight patients in two hospitals in Curitiba, Brazil. The isolates were multiresistant, belonged to a single strain, and produced the OXA-23 carbapenemase. Treatment options were limited, although the isolates were susceptible to polymyxin B in vitro. The strain contributed to the deaths of five patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3403-3406
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume41
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2003

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