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KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, finally targeting Turkey

  • Labarca, Jaime INSERM U914 “Emerging Resistance to Antibiotics”, K.-Bicêtre, France - Departamento de Medicina Interna, Hospital Clínico Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
  • Poirel, Laurent INSERM U914 “Emerging Resistance to Antibiotics”, K.-Bicêtre, France - Medical and Molecular Microbiology Unit, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Science, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Özdamar, M. Department of Microbiology, Anadolu Medical Centre, Kocaeli, Turkey
  • Turkoglü, S. Department of Microbiology, Anadolu Medical Centre, Kocaeli, Turkey
  • Hakko, E. Department of Infectious Diseases, Anadolu Medical Centre, Kocaeli, Turkey
  • Nordmann, Patrice INSERM U914 “Emerging Resistance to Antibiotics”, K.-Bicêtre, France - Medical and Molecular Microbiology Unit, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Science, University of Fribourg, Switzerland
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    01.03.2014
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  • New Microbes and New Infections. - 2014, vol. 2, no. 2, p. 50–51
English We report here the first identification of the worldwide spread of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-2-producing and carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae clone ST258 in Turkey, a country where the distantly-related carbapenemase OXA-48 is known to be endemic. Worryingly, this isolate was also resistant to colistin, now considered to be the last-resort antibiotic for carbapenem-resistant isolates.
Faculty
Faculté des sciences et de médecine
Department
Médecine 3ème année
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  • English
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Clinical medicine
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