Publication
Title
KPC-Like carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae colonizing patients in Europe and Israel
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MOSAR WP2 Study Grp
WP3 Study Grp
WP5 Study Grp
Abstract
In a 2008-2011 survey, 17,945 patients in 18 hospital units in Europe and Israel were screened for carriage of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Enterobacteriaceae, resulting in identification of 124 positive patients. The isolates were dominated by Klebsiella pneumoniae sequence type 258 (ST258) KPC-2 and ST512 KPC-3, mainly from Greece and Italy, respectively, whereas Israeli isolates were of diverse species, clones, and KPC variants. Various bla(KPC) platforms were observed, among which IncFII(K)-FIBK plasmids with bla(KPC 2/ 3) genes in the Tn4401a transposon prevailed.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy. - Washington, D.C.
Publication
Washington, D.C. : 2016
ISSN
0066-4804
Volume/pages
60:3(2016), p. 1912-1917
ISI
000376490800098
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Last edited 21.11.2017
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