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Keywords:

  • Carbapenemase;
  • Gram-negative rods;
  • New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase;
  • Tn125

Clin Microbiol Infect 2012; 18: E362–E365

Abstract

Multidrug-resistant and New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase 1 (NDM-1) -producing Acinetobacter baumannii are increasingly reported. A collection of five NDM-1-positive A. baumannii isolates recovered in four European countries were analysed. Genotyping was performed by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, multiplex PCR sequence typing, Diversilab and multilocus sequence typing. Three distinct sequence types were identified. All isolates harboured a chromosomally located blaNDM-1 gene within a Tn125-like transposon. One isolate co-expressed another unrelated carbapenemase OXA-23. This report constitutes the first epidemiological study of NDM-1-producing A. baumannii from four countries.