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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Jun;33(6):627-30. doi: 10.1086/665730. Epub 2012 Apr 24.

Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Providencia stuartii in an intensive care unit.

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Infectious Diseases Service, Hospital de ClĂ­nicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil. azavascki@hcpa.ufrgs.br

Abstract

Outbreaks by carbapenem-resistant Providencia stuartii (CRPS) are rarely described. Clinical characteristics of patients with CRPS in an intensive care unit and resistance mechanisms were investigated. Carbapenemase production and/or outer membrane alterations were not detected; only CTX-M-2 and AmpC hyperproduction were noted. The outbreak was ultimately controlled in a 3-month period.

PMID:
22561721
DOI:
10.1086/665730
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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