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Revista argentina de microbiología

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RODRIGUEZ, Carlos Hernán et al. Frequency and antimicrobial resistance of Acinetobacter species in a university hospital of Buenos Aires City. Rev. argent. microbiol. [online]. 2014, vol.46, n.4, pp.320-324. ISSN 0325-7541.

Two-hundred Acinetobacter isolates belonging to 200 patients admitted to Hospital de Clínicas José de San Martín during the period March 2013-June 2014 were analyzed. The identification was performed by mass spectrometry and was confirmed by molecular methods. Susceptibility to antimicrobials was studied by the Vitek-2 system. A 94% correlation of both identification methods was found. Multidrug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii was the predominant genomic species (92.6%) in hospital-acquired infections, whereas Acinetobacter pitti and Acinetobacter nosocomialis accounted for 3.5% and 0.5% of the isolates recovered, respectively. In community-acquired infections a major predominance of the different genomic species was observed. Acinetobacter johnsonii and A. baumannii are the most frequent species, accounting for 45.9% of the isolates recovered. Resistance to carbapenems and minocycline was only observed in A. baumannii. Mass spectrophotometry was an effective tool for the identification of the different genomic species.

Keywords : Acinetobacter spp.; Antimicrobial resistance; MALDI-TOF.

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