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Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Aug 1;43(3):e26-8. Epub 2006 Jun 19.

The spread of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae to upstate New York.

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Clinical Pharmacology, Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, New York 12208, USA. lomaesb@mail.amc.edu

Abstract

Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) have previously been identified in distinct geographic locations. We report the spread of KPC-2 to upstate New York. Our intention is to alert clinicians to problems encountered in identifying KPC-containing isolates. Possible errors as a result of inferring susceptibility of untested carbapenems from the routine antibiogram using agar-based methodology or microdilution testing are discussed.

PMID:
16804837
DOI:
10.1086/505598
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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