TITLE

Plasmid pKpQIL encoding KPC-3 and TEM-1 confers carbapenem resistance in an extremely drug-resistant epidemic Klebsiella pneumoniae strain

AUTHOR(S)
Leavitt, Azita; Chmelnitsky, Inna; Ofek, Itzhak; Carmeli, Yehuda; Navon-Venezia, Shiri
PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (JAC);Feb2010, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p243
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Objectives: An extremely drug-resistant (XDR) clone of KPC-3-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae emerged in Israel in 2006, causing a nationwide outbreak. We aimed to characterize the local KPC-3-encoding plasmid carried by these isolates and study its contribution to antibiotic resistance.
ACCESSION #
47988780

 

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