Nationwide survey of CTX-M-type extended-spectrum β-lactamases among Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates in Slovenian hospitals

K. Meško Meglič*, S. Koren, M. F.I. Palepou, E. Karisik, David Livermore, Rachel Pike, A. Andlovic, S. Jeverica, V. Križan-Hergouth, M. Müller-Premru, K. Seme, Neil Woodford, Jerneja Ambrožič Avguštin, Ingrid Berce, Marina Bujko, Jerneja Fišer, Tatjana Harlander, Martina Kavčič, Slavica Lorenčič-Robnik, Irena PiltaverHelena Ribič, Iztok Štrumbelj, Viktorija Tomič, Tjaša Žohar-Čretnik

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Abstract

Among 177 extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates collected from 11 Slovenian hospitals in 2005 and 2006, 60 (34%), from eight hospitals, harbored genes for CTX-M enzymes, with bla CTX-M-15 detected by sequencing. These 60 isolates comprised 11 pulsed-field gel electrophoresis-defined strains, with several clusters of closely related isolates. Plasmids encoding CTX-M-15 enzyme were highly transmissible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)287-291
Number of pages5
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

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