Molecular characterization of β-lactamase genes in clinical isolates of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii.
- Kevin M Raible,
- Bhaswati Sen,
- Nancy Law,
- Tiffany E Bias,
- Christopher L Emery,
- Garth D Ehrlich,
- Suresh G Joshi
Ann Clin Microbiol Antimicrob 2017 Nov 16;16(1):75. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
Center for Surgical Infections & Biofilms, Institute of Molecular Medicine and Infectious diseases, Drexel University College of Medicine, 245 N. 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19102, USA.
Background: Acinetobacter baumannii is a nosocomial pathogen which is establishing as a major cause of morbidity and mortality within the healthcare community. The success of this pathogen is largely due to its ability to rapidly gain resistance to antimicrobial therapies and its capability to persist in an abiotic environment through the production of a biofilm. Our tertiary-care hospital has showed high incidence of carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (CRAB) isolates. Read More