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Table 2 Carbapenem resistance among ACB complex blood isolates and distribution of OXA carbapenemase genes in Taiwan

From: Prevalence of different carbapenemase genes among carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii blood isolates in Taiwan

Target allele(s) No. (%) of isolates
ACB complex by Vitek 2 method 357
CRACB complex by Vitek 2 & AST method 334
CRAB by La Scola’s protocol method 269
blaOXA-51-like+blaOXA-23-like 237 (237/269, 88.10%)
blaOXA-51-like+blaOXA-24-like 11 (11/269, 4.09%)
blaOXA-51-like solely 21 (21/269, 7.81%)
  1. Abbreviations here and below: ACB complex Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii complex, CRACB complex carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter calcoaceticus-Acinetobacter baumannii complex, AST antimicrobial susceptibility testing, CRAB carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii