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Clin Infect Dis. 2008 Jun 1;46(11):e127-30. doi: 10.1086/588048.

Carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli harboring Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase beta-lactamases associated with long-term care facilities.

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Infectious Disease Section, New York Hospital Queens, Flushing, New York 11355, USA. cmurban@nyp.org

Abstract

Nine carbapenem-resistant Escherichia coli isolates harboring Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-2 or KPC-3 enzymes were identified in patients residing in 7 distinct long-term care facilities. Cefotaxime-hydrolyzing (CTX-M)-type beta-lactamases were also documented in 3 isolates. The identification of these enzymes in patients staying in long-term care facilities should be of great concern to all components of health care systems.

PMID:
18419424
DOI:
10.1086/588048
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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