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Identification and biotyping ofAcinetobacterspp. isolated in Chilean hospitals

Authors
Journal
Journal of Hospital Infection
0195-6701
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
30
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/0195-6701(95)90261-9
Keywords
  • Acinetobacter
  • Biotyping
  • Chilean Hospitals

Abstract

Abstract Two hundred and eighty-one isolates of Acinetobacter spp. obtained from clinical specimens in hospitals from five Chilean cities were identified to species level and biotyped. Respiratory tract and wound secretions were the main sources of the isolates. Acinetobacter baumannii was the most frequent species (96·8%), followed by Acinetobacter genospecies 3 (2·8%). Twelve different biotypes of A. baumannii strains were found of which biotypes 9, 8 and 6 were the most frequent. Isolates of other biotypes were rare. These results differ from most other Latin American and European countries.

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