Screening 155 carbapenem non-susceptible Acinetobacter baumannii strains recovered in Abu Dhabi hospitals identified two metallo-ß-lactamase blaNDM gene-carrying isolates. They were isolated 4months apart from the urine of a cancer patient previously treated in Egypt, Lebanon and in the United Arab Emirates. They were clonally related and carried the blaNDM-2 gene recently identified in A. baumannii in Egypt and Israel. Sequences surrounding the blaNDM-2 gene showed significant similarities with those associated with blaNDM-1 in Enterobacteriaceae and A. baumannii. Repeated isolation of blaNDM-2-positive A. baumannii in the Middle East raises the possibility of the local emergence and spread of a unique clone.
|Journal||Clinical Microbiology and Infection|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2012|
- Middle East
- Multidrug resistant
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases