KPC-2-producing Enterobacter cloacae and Pseudomonas putida coinfection in a liver transplant recipient

Jason W. Bennett, Monica L. Herrera, James S. Lewis, Brian W. Wickes, James H. Jorgensen

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Abstract

Carbapenemases are among the newest resistance mechanisms to emerge in some gram-negative bacteria. We describe bacteremia in a critically ill liver transplant recipient infected with KPC-2-producing Enterobacter cloacae and Pseudomonas putida. Although this enzyme has been previously described in Enterobacter spp., this is the first report of KPC carbapenemase in P. putida.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)292-294
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2009

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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