Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268811001129
Title: Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii complex species in clinical specimens in Singapore
Authors: Koh, T.H. 
Tan, T.T.
Khoo, C.T.
Ng, S.Y.
Tan, T.Y.
Hsu, L.-Y.
Ooi, E.E.
Van Der Reijden, T.J.K.
Dijkshoorn, L.
Keywords: Antibiotic resistance
bacterial infections
bacterial typing
hospital microbiology
molecular epidemiology
Issue Date: Mar-2012
Citation: Koh, T.H., Tan, T.T., Khoo, C.T., Ng, S.Y., Tan, T.Y., Hsu, L.-Y., Ooi, E.E., Van Der Reijden, T.J.K., Dijkshoorn, L. (2012-03). Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii complex species in clinical specimens in Singapore. Epidemiology and Infection 140 (3) : 535-538. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268811001129
Abstract: This study was performed to determine the prevalence, distribution of specimen sources, and antimicrobial susceptibility of the Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii (Acb) species complex in Singapore. One hundred and ninety-three non-replicate Acb species complex clinical isolates were collected from six hospitals over a 1-month period in 2006. Of these, 152 (78·7%) were identified as A. baumannii, 18 (9·3%) as 'Acinetobacter pittii' [genomic species (gen. sp.) 3], and 23 (11·9%) as 'Acinetobacter nosocomialis' (gen. sp. 13TU). Carbapenem resistance was highest in A. baumannii (72·4%), followed by A. pittii (38·9%), and A. nosocomialis (34·8%). Most carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii and A. nosocomialis possessed the blaOXA-23-like gene whereas carbapenem-resistant A. pittii possessed the blaOXA-58-like gene. Two imipenem-resistant strains (A. baumannii and A. pittii) had the blaIMP-like gene. Representatives of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii were related to European clones I and II. © 2011 Cambridge University Press.
Source Title: Epidemiology and Infection
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/109911
ISSN: 09502688
DOI: 10.1017/S0950268811001129
Appears in Collections:Staff Publications

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.

SCOPUSTM   
Citations

16
checked on Sep 19, 2018

WEB OF SCIENCETM
Citations

14
checked on Sep 10, 2018

Page view(s)

67
checked on Sep 21, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check

Altmetric


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.