Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae, northeast florida

Halstead, Diane C., Sellen, Timothy J., Adams-Haduch, Jennifer M., Dossenback, Deborah A., Abid, Joan, Doi, Yohei and Paterson, David L. (2009) Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae, northeast florida. Southern Medical Journal, 102 7: 680-687. doi:10.1097/SMJ.0b013e3181a93f9e


Author Halstead, Diane C.
Sellen, Timothy J.
Adams-Haduch, Jennifer M.
Dossenback, Deborah A.
Abid, Joan
Doi, Yohei
Paterson, David L.
Title Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae, northeast florida
Journal name Southern Medical Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0038-4348
Publication date 2009-07-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/SMJ.0b013e3181a93f9e
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 102
Issue 7
Start page 680
End page 687
Total pages 8
Editor Ronald C. Hamdy
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Language eng
Subject C1
920109 Infectious Diseases
110309 Infectious Diseases
Abstract BACKGROUND: Since 2001 there have been several reported outbreaks due to carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (Kp), particularly in the northeastern states. METHODS: Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae from healthcare facilities in Northeast Florida were phenotypically identified and confirmed using PCR amplification and sequencing of the blaKPC gene. RESULTS: Results from PFGE analysis of these isolates demonstrated possible horizontal spread from two possible "outbreak" strains during the study period. CONCLUSIONS: We present the first published cluster of Kp and Escherichia coli (Ec) cases in Florida carrying the KPC-2 or KPC-3 gene.
Keyword Multidrug Resistance
carbapenemase production
Enterobacteriaceae
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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