Klebsiella oxytoca-producing IMP-1 detected as the first strain of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in our hospital

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Abstract

We herein report a case of Klebsiella oxytoca-producing IMP-1 that was detected as a first isolate of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) at our facility. Since K. oxytoca is an uncommon strain for CRE, we speculated that the resistant organism had already spread out inside the hospital. Metallo-β-lactamases promotes antibiotic resistance in Enterobacteriaceae, which potentially yields problematic issues in clinical settings. Active surveillance of antibiotic resistant strains is important and should be repeatedly highlighted. Furthermore, appropriate methods should be established to detect highly resistant strains.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2939-2941
Number of pages3
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume54
Issue number22
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 15 2015

Keywords

  • Breakpoint
  • Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)
  • IMP-1
  • Klebsiella oxytoca

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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