Genetic features of CTX-M-15-producing Acinetobacter baumannii from Haiti

Anaïs Potron, L. Silvia Munoz-Price, Patrice Nordmann, Timothy Cleary, Laurent Poirel

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Acinetobacter baumannii isolates T23, W35, and H1 were isolated from three patients who had been injured in the Haiti earthquake in January 2010. Those isolates, corresponding to two distinct clones, were identified as extended-spectrum β-lactamase (ESBL) producers and found to be bla CTX-M-15-positive. That ESBL gene was associated with ISEcp1, involved in its acquisition by a one-ended transposition mechanism. In all isolates, the ISEcp1-bla CTX-M-15 compound transposon was apparently chromosomally located.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5946-5948
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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