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J Cyst Fibros. 2011 Mar;10(2):140-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jcf.2010.12.003. Epub 2011 Jan 8.

KPC-2 carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from patients with Cystic Fibrosis.

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Departamento de Microbiologia, Imunologia e Parasitologia, Faculdade de Ciências Médicas, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Abstract

Bacteria producing Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) are rapidly emerging as a cause of multidrug-resistant infections worldwide. KPCs enzyme are plasmid-borne and can accumulate and transfer resistance determinants to other classes of antibiotics.We report two cases of KPC-2 carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from Cystic Fibrosis patients.

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21220216
DOI:
10.1016/j.jcf.2010.12.003
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