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Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii complex: a review in Latin America

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Christian Ivan Manobanda Nata ,
Christian Ivan Manobanda Nata

Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Facultad Ciencias de la Salud. Ambato, Ecuador

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Evelyn Katherine Jaramillo Ruales ,
Evelyn Katherine Jaramillo Ruales

Universidad Técnica de Ambato, Facultad Ciencias de la Salud. Ambato, Ecuador

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Abstract

Introduction: Acinetobacter baaumannii complex is a pathogen that causes nosocomial infections in immunocompromised patients, the microorganism is resistant to carbapenemics and is difficult to control in health units.
Methods: This is a literature review on carbapenemics resistance of Acinetobacter baaumannii complex in Latin America. Different databases were used: Pubmed, Google Scholar, Scielo, Dialnet and Redalyc, for the selection of articles the inclusion and exclusion criteria were applied. In addition, the t-Student test was used to find significant values.
Results: Resistance to carbapenemics in A. baumannii complex is reported in all Latin American countries, predominantly the group of oxacillin family genes (OXA-23 and OXA-51), in contrast metallo-beta-lactamases are not very frequent and has been identified in fewer isolates; however, Peru and Argentina showed high percentages of resistance; also the samples that present more isolates of this microorganism are tracheal aspirates.
Conclusions: This literature review shows the situation of resistance to carbapenemics in Latin America, the different genes identified have conferred high resistance to this microorganism. It is necessary to maintain surveillance of this microorganism in order to investigate new therapeutic alternatives against this pathogen.

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Manobanda Nata CI, Jaramillo Ruales EK. Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii complex: a review in Latin America. Salud, Ciencia y Tecnología [Internet]. 2023 Sep. 9 [cited 2024 Jun. 20];3:479. Available from: https://revista.saludcyt.ar/ojs/index.php/sct/article/view/479

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