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J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Jan;47(1):239-41. doi: 10.1128/JCM.02123-08. Epub 2008 Nov 19.

Presence of the KPC carbapenemase gene in Enterobacteriaceae causing bacteremia and its correlation with in vitro carbapenem susceptibility.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, 660 S. Euclid, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA. jmarscha@im.wustl.edu

Abstract

During 6 months, we obtained Enterobacteriaceae isolates from patients with gram-negative bacteremia at a 1,250-bed teaching hospital in St. Louis, MO, and compared carbapenem susceptibilities with the presence of bla(KPC), a transferable carbapenemase gene. Three (1.2%) out of 243 isolates were bla(KPC) positive. Ertapenem nonsusceptibility had a low positive predictive value.

PMID:
19020072
PMCID:
PMC2620828
DOI:
10.1128/JCM.02123-08
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