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
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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