Identification of 16S rRNA methylase-producing Acinetobacter baumannii clinical strains in North America

Yohei Doi, Jennifer M. Adams, Kunikazu Yamane, David L. Paterson

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Five highly amikacin-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolates were collected at a medical center in Pennsylvania. The aminoglycoside resistance was due to the production of the 16S rRNA methylase ArmA. Two of the isolates coproduced OXA-23 β-lactamase and were highly resistant to carbapenems as well. The isolates were genetically closely related by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4209-4210
Number of pages2
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2007
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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