Detection of the frequency of PER-1 type extended-spectrum beta-lactamase-producing Acinetobacter baumannii clinical isolates in Turkey: a multicenter study


AŞIK G., ÖZDEMİR M., Kurtoglu M. G. , Yagci S., Oksuz L., GÜL M., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.44, no.6, pp.1041-1046, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1309-126
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.1041-1046

Abstract

Background/aim: beta-Lactamases are an important resistance mechanism in Acinetobacter baumannii. Pseudomonas extended-resistance (PER-1) type beta-lactamase-producing strains have been reported from various geographic locations; however, PER-1 type beta-lactamases from Turkish hospitals have not been investigated extensively. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of PER-1 type beta-lactamases in A. baumannii isolates in various regions of Turkey.