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Transfer of carbapenem-resistant plasmid from K. pneumoniae ST258 to E. coli in patient.
Emerg Infect Dis. 2010;16(6):1014-7
Date: 2010-07-09   Read: 159735

Emerg Infect Dis. 2010 Jun;16(6):1014-7

Transfer of carbapenem-resistant plasmid from Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 to Escherichia coli in patient

Goren MG, Carmeli Y, Schwaber MJ, Chmelnitsky I, Schechner V, Navon-Venezia S.

Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) 3-producing Escherichia coli was isolated from a carrier of KPC-3-producing K. pneumoniae. The KPC-3 plasmid was identical in isolates of both species. The patient's gut flora contained a carbapenem-susceptible E. coli strain isogenic with the KPC-3-producing isolate, which suggests horizontal interspecies plasmid transfer.



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