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Table 1 Clinical specimens from which CRAB and CRPA were recovered

From: blaVIM- and blaOXA-mediated carbapenem resistance among Acinetobacter baumannii and Pseudomonas aeruginosa isolates from the Mulago hospital intensive care unit in Kampala, Uganda

Specimen type No. of specimens Acinetobacter species Pseudomonas aeruginosa
No. isolated (%) No. CRAB reported (%) No. CRAB recovered No. isolated (%) No. CRPA reported (%) No. CRPA recovered
Blood 7343 412 (5.6) 4 (0.97) 2 127 (1.72) 0 0
Sputum 908 119 (13.1) 1 (0.84) 1 73 (8.03) 7 (9.6) 4
Pus swab 350 7 (2) 0 0 5 (1.2) 4 (80) 4
Tracheal aspirate 221 344 (155.7) 11 (3.2) 10 207 (93.7) 15 (7.2) 10
Ear swab 177 117 (66.1) 7 (5.98) 4 13 (7.3) 2 (15.4) 2
Throat swab 160 13 (8.1) 3 (23) 1 13 (8.1) 3 (23.1) 1
Catheter tip 94 58 (61.7) 1 (1.7) 1 45 (47.9) 5 (8.9) 4
BAL fluid 16 7 (43.8) 2 (28.6) 2 5 (41.3) 0 0
Total 9269 1077 (11.6) 29 (2.7) 21 488 (5.3) 36 (7.4) 25
  1. BAL Broncho-alveolar lavage fluid, CRAB Carbapenem resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, CRPA Carbapenem resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa