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Volume 13, Number 2—February 2007

Letter

Catheter-related Bacteremia and Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter lwoffii

Luciano Tega*, Katia Raieta†, Donatella Ottaviani‡, Gian Luigi Russo†, Giovanni Blanco*, and Antonio Carraturo*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Ospedale Santa Maria Goretti, Latina, Italy; †Istituto di Scienze dell’Alimentazione, Avellino, Italy; ‡Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale dell’Umbria e delle Marche, Ancona, Italy;

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Antimicrobial drug susceptibility and pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) patterns of 10 Acinetobacter lwoffii strains, Italy, 2002–2005

No.Source*Drug†AntibiotypePFGE
ASPIPTCECTCACFATCILEOFGMTMAMTCIPMPTS
1ICURRRRRRRRRRRRRSRSSRaA
2ICURRRRRRRRRRRRRSRSSRaB
3OWRRRRRRRRRRRRRSRSSRaB
4ICURRRRRRRRSRRRRSRSSRbC
5ICUSSRSSRRRRRRSSSSSSScD
6ICURSSSRRRSSSSRRSSSSSdE
7UWSSSRRRRRSSSSSSRSSSeF
8ICUSRSRRSRRSSSSSSSSSRfG
9ICUSRSRRSRRSSSSSSSSSRfG
10MWSSSSSRSRSRRRSRSSSSgH

*ICU, intensive care unit; OW, orthopedic ward; UW, urologic ward; MW, medical ward.
†AS, ampicillin-sulbactam; PI, piperacillin; PT, piperacillin-tazobactam; CE, cefepime; CT, cefotaxime; CA, ceftazidime; CF, ceftriaxone; AT, aztreonam; CI, ciprofloxacin; LE, levofloxacin; OF, ofloxacin; GM, gentamicin; TM, tobramycin; AM, amikacin; TC, tetracycline; IP, imipenem; MP, meropenem; TS, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole; R, resistant; S, susceptible.

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