Emergence and spread of a multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii clone producing both the carbapenemase OXA-23 and the 16S rRNA methylase ArmA

Journal of Medical Microbiology, 05/04/2012

An A. baumannii clone producing both OXA–23 and ArmA has been identified as an emerging and rapidly spreading pathogen. To the knowledge, this is the first report of the ArmA enzyme in A. baumannii in Italy and is the first report of hospital dissemination of A. baumannii carrying both blaOXA–23 and armA genes.

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