TABLE 3.

Acinetobacters in blood cultures from 1997 to 2000a

Genomic DNA groupNo. of acinetobacters in blood cultures
1997199819992000
TotalPCR positive for:TotalPCR positive for:TotalPCR positive for:TotalPCR positive for:
intI1ABCintI1ABCintI1CintI1
2831681121165
3228352392618121
524
8/912
1011
122
13TU1012515
1513
161
1741111
U111197116
Totalb56 (48)13 (12)3 (3)5 (5)2 (2)63 (53)17 (16)3 (3)6 (6)140 (30)2 (2)158 (41)c6 (5)
  • a Abbreviations: A, both the intI1 -blaIMP-4 and 5′ CS-arr-2-aacA4 sequences; B, the intI1-blaIMP-4 sequence; C, the 5′ CS-arr-2-aacA4 sequence; U, unclassifiable by ARDRA.

  • b Numbers in parentheses indicate the numbers of patients.

  • c One isolate from 2000 was not done.