KPC type beta-lactamase, rural Pennsylvania

Pope, Jonathan, Adams, Jennifer, Doi, Yohei, Szabo, Dora and Paterson, David L. (2006) KPC type beta-lactamase, rural Pennsylvania. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12 10: 1613-1614. doi:10.3201/eid1210.060297


Author Pope, Jonathan
Adams, Jennifer
Doi, Yohei
Szabo, Dora
Paterson, David L.
Title KPC type beta-lactamase, rural Pennsylvania
Formatted title
KPC type β-lactamase, rural Pennsylvania
Journal name Emerging Infectious Diseases   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1080-6040
Publication date 2006-10
Sub-type Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
DOI 10.3201/eid1210.060297
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 12
Issue 10
Start page 1613
End page 1614
Total pages 2
Place of publication Atlanta, GA, United States
Publisher Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Language eng
Subject 1103 Clinical Sciences
1117 Public Health and Health Services
Formatted abstract
To the Editor: Rural counties have been defined as those lacking a metropolitan center that has a population >50,000 persons. Little is known about antimicrobial drug resistance in such communities in the United States. Stevenson and col- leagues recently evaluated antimi-crobial drug–resistant gram-positive infections in rural hospitals in Idaho and Utah. These researchers found that both methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci occurred in such settings, although some of the MRSA strains were probably community associated. Comparable studies on multidrug-resistant gram-negative infections have not been performed, to our knowledge.

Klebsiella pneumoniae producing a broad-spectrum β-lactamase, KPC, has been described in tertiary care centers and other metropolitan hospitals in New York City...
Keyword Klebsiella-pneumoniae
Escherichia-coli
New York
Epidemiology
Outbreak
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Letter to editor, brief commentary or brief communication
Collection: UQ Centre for Clinical Research Publications
 
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