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Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 100(3), 2019, pp. 529–531
Here we report the first incidence of New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM-1)–producing Acinetobacter baumannii in Peru, identified via a strain-based nosocomial surveillance project carried out in Lima and Iquitos. The blaNDM-1 gene was detected by multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and confirmed by loci sequencing. Acinetobacter baumannii is a nearly ubiquitous and promiscuous nosocomial pathogen, and the acquisition of blaNDM-1 by A. baumannii may facilitate an increase in the prevalence of this important resistance marker in other nosocomial pathogens.