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J Glob Infect Dis. 2019 Jul-Sep;11(3):123-124. doi: 10.4103/jgid.jgid_68_18.

Prevalence and Characterization of Carbapenemase-producing Escherichia coli from a Tertiary Care Hospital in India.

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1
Department of Microbiology, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
2
Department of Orthopaedics, Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence and to characterize the carbapenemase-producing Escherichia coli by various phenotypic antimicrobial susceptibility testing methods, and its performance was compared to the gold standard genotypic method. The prevalence of carbapenemase-resistant E. coli was found to be 65%. The phenotypic methods evaluated are cost-effective and can be used in resource-limited laboratories to rule out carbapenem resistance.

KEYWORDS:

Carbapenemases; Escherichia coli; carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae; metallo-β-lactamases

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