Clonal dissemination of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase KPC-3 in Long Beach, California

Jennifer Le, Mariana Castanheira, David S. Burgess, Barbara McKee, Raza Iqbal, Ronald N. Jones

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    Abstract

    Carbapenems (CARBs) are the primary treatment for infections caused by extended-spectrum beta-lacta-mase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae strains. Production of a serine carbapenemase, KPC, is increasing alarmingly in the United States and is probably contributing to CARB resistance rates. We describe the clinical and molecular characteristics of four infections caused by KPC-3 K. pneumoniae strains.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)623-625
    Number of pages3
    JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
    Volume48
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Feb 2010

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Microbiology (medical)

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