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Carbapenem Resistance Mechanisms and Molecular Epidemiology of Acinetobacter spp. from Four Hospitals in Seoul and Gyeonggi Province in 2006

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 2006년 서울과 경기지역 4개 병원에서 분리된 Carbapenem 내성 Acinetobacter spp.의 내성 기전과 분자역학 
 Kyoung Ho Roh  ;  Chang-Ki Kim  ;  Jong Hwa Yum  ;  Dongeun Yong  ;  Seok Hoon Jeong  ;  Chae Seung Lim  ;  Chang Kyu Lee  ;  Yunjung Choi  ;  Kyungwon Lee  ;  Yunsop Chong 
 Korean Journal of Clinical Microbiology (대한임상미생물학회지), Vol.13(1) : 27-33, 2010 
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 Korean Journal of Clinical Microbiology (대한임상미생물학회지) 
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OXA carbapenemase ; Carbapenem ; Acinetobacter ; Outbreak
BACKGROUND: Increasing numbers of Acinetobacter spp. resistant to multiple drugs, including carbapenem, has been a serious problem. The aims of this study were to determine carbapenem resistance patterns and mechanisms, as well as to study the molecular epidemiology of Acinetobacter spp. METHODS: Clinical isolates of Acinetobacter spp. were collected from May to November in 2006. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing was performed using CLSI disk diffusion and agar dilution methods. Metallo-beta-lactamase- and OXA carbapenemase-producing isolates were detected by PCR. Carbapenem resistance and hydrolytic activities were compared according to OXA type and presence of ISAba1. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) was performed to determine the epidemiologic features. RESULTS: The imipenem non-susceptible rates were variable from 10% to 67%. Among 151 isolates carrying bla(OXA-51-like), 75 isolates carried both bla(OXA-51-like) and ISAba1, and 25 isolates had both bla(OXA-51-like), bla(OXA-23-like), and ISAba1. Carbapenem MICs of both bla(OXA-51-like) and ISAba1-carrying isolates were higher than those with bla(OXA-51-like) only. Carbapenem MICs of bla(OXA-23-like)-carrying isolates were higher than those with both bla(OXA-51-like) and ISAba1. Both bla(OXA-51-like) and ISAba1-carrying isolates and blaOXA-51-like, blaOXA-23-like, and ISAba1-carrying isolates demonstrated higher hydrolysis activities in oxacillin and carbapenems. Most of the tested isolates were susceptible to tigecycline, and all of them were susceptible to colistin. Pulsed-field gel electrophoresis suggested that there had been several outbreaks of bla(OXA-23-like) and bla(OXA-51-like)-positive strains. CONCLUSION: Carbapenem non-susceptible Acinetobacter isolates and OXA carbapenemase-producing isolates were prevalent. Dissemination of bla(OXA)-harboring isolates may make it difficult to treat infections due to carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter spp. Further surveillance studies are required to prevent the spread of carbapenem resistance.
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Yong, Dong Eun(용동은) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1225-8477
Lee, Kyungwon(이경원) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3788-2134
Jeong, Seok Hoon(정석훈) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9290-897X
Chong, Yun Sop(정윤섭)
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