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Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Jun;16(6):1014-7. doi: 10.3201/eid1606.091671.

Transfer of carbapenem-resistant plasmid from Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 to Escherichia coli in patient.

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Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Abstract

Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) 3-producing Escherichia coli was isolated from a carrier of KPC-3-producing K. pneumoniae. The KPC-3 plasmid was identical in isolates of both species. The patient's gut flora contained a carbapenem-susceptible E. coli strain isogenic with the KPC-3-producing isolate, which suggests horizontal interspecies plasmid transfer.

PMID:
20507761
PMCID:
PMC3086234
DOI:
10.3201/eid1606.091671
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