In July 2018, a Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Escherichia coli ST131 was isolated from a patient admitted to the Vascular Surgery Unit of the main hospital of Molise region, Central Italy. Sequencing and alignment with the available sequences revealed that the isolate harbored the KPC-2 variant and TEM-1 beta-lactamase. This observation raises great concerns about the spread of carbapenem resistance in national and local settings with high endemicity level of KPC in K. pneumoniae, and underlines the importance of strengthening a proactive surveillance.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/mdr.2019.0085|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000480177100001|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-85074779182|
|Titolo:||Carbapenem-Resistant KPC- And TEM-Producing Escherichia coli ST131 Isolated from a Hospitalized Patient with Urinary Tract Infection: First Isolation in Molise Region, Central Italy, July 2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|