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Current molecular methods in epidemiological typing of Acinetobacter baumannii.
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PMID:  25405887     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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ABSTRACT  The emergence of Acinetobacter baumannii during recent decades as an important nosocomial pathogen responsible of worldwide, intensively documented, outbreaks has resulted in a need for effective epidemiological typing methods. Throughout the years, many typing methods for A. baumannii epidemiological studies have been proposed from phenotypic to molecular methods. Currently, the use of phenotypic typing methods have declined considerably and been progressively replaced by molecular methods. In this review, we introduce the current molecular methods available for A. baumannii typing. Each method has its own advantages and disadvantages, and the selection of an appropriate genotyping method depends on studied objectives. This review sheds light on questions in different epidemiological settings and most molecular methods used to fit these objectives.
Authors:
Rayane Rafei; Marie Kempf; Matthieu Eveillard; Fouad Dabboussi; Monzer Hamze; Marie-Laure Joly-Guillou
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Future microbiology     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1746-0921     ISO Abbreviation:  Future Microbiol     Publication Date:  2014 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-11-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  2014-11-19    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101278120     Medline TA:  Future Microbiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1179-1194     Citation Subset:  -    
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