PER-1 is still widespread in Turkish hospitals among Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Acinetobacter spp.

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Kolayli F., Gacar G., Karadenizli A., Sanic A., Vahaboglu H.

FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS, vol.249, no.2, pp.241-245, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 249 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.femsle.2005.06.012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-245
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: No


PER-1 type beta-lactamases were screened among ceftazidime-resistant clinical isolates of Acinetobacter spp. and Pseudomonas aeruginosa. A total of 176 non-repetitive isolates (84 Acinetobacter spp. and 92 P. aeruginosa) were collected during a three month surveillance period. Isolates were obtained from seven intensive care units of seven university hospitals. All strains were screened for bla(PER-1) alleles by PCR. Of the strains, 31% and 55.4% of Acinetobacter spp. and P. aeruginosa were positive for bla(PER-1) type genes, respectively. (c) 2005 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.