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Clin Infect Dis. 2009 Dec 1;49(11):1736-8. doi: 10.1086/648077.

Interspecies spread of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase gene in a single patient.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, USA.

Abstract

Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing K. pneumoniae, Escherichia coli, and Serratia marcescens were sequentially identified in a patient who underwent small bowel transplantation. Molecular typing and plasmid analysis suggested that the KPC gene was acquired by E. coli, most likely from K. pneumoniae, and was subsequently transferred to S. marcescens.

PMID:
19886795
DOI:
10.1086/648077
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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