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Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Apr 1;44(7):972-5. Epub 2007 Feb 21.

Detection and spread of Escherichia coli possessing the plasmid-borne carbapenemase KPC-2 in Brooklyn, New York.

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State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA. sbratu@downstate.edu

Abstract

A carbapenem-resistant isolate of Escherichia coli was identified that possessed a 23-kb plasmid encoding Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase type 2 (KPC-2). A subsequent surveillance study involving hospitals in Brooklyn, New York, revealed that, among 1417 E. coli isolates, 7 isolates (from 3 hospitals) possessed bla(KPC-2). E. coli possessing KPC-2 is emerging in our region, and improved methods for detection are urgently needed.

PMID:
17342651
DOI:
10.1086/512370
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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