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Clin Infect Dis. 2002 Dec 15;35(12):1551-4. Epub 2002 Dec 2.

Regional occurrence of plasmid-mediated SHV-7, an extended-spectrum beta-lactamase, in Enterobacter cloacae in Philadelphia Teaching Hospitals.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA. ml46@drexel.edu

Abstract

Although the production of extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs) by Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli is an emerging problem, limited data are available regarding the frequency of ESBL production in other organisms. We provide the only description of regional occurrence of SHV-7 in Enterobacteriaceae other than E. coli or K. pneumoniae in the United States, and we emphasize that, among Enterobacter cloacae strains, not all resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins is the result of hyperproduction of AmpC beta-lactamase.

PMID:
12471576
DOI:
10.1086/344178
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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