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

Moran G. Goren, Yehuda Carmeli, Mitchell J. Schwaber, Inna Chmelnitsky, Vered Schechner, Shiri Navon-Venezia

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Abstract

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 fl ora contained a carbapenem-susceptible E. coli strain isogenic with the KPC-3-producing isolate, which suggests horizontal interspecies plasmid transfer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1014-1017
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

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