Journal Article

The Spread of <i>Klebsiella pneumoniae</i> Carbapenemase–Producing <i>K. pneumoniae</i> to Upstate New York

Ben M. Lomaestro, Ellis H. Tobin, Wenchi Shang and Thomas Gootz

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 43, issue 3, pages e26-e28
Published in print August 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online August 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/505598
The Spread of Klebsiella pneumoniae Carbapenemase–Producing K. pneumoniae to Upstate New York

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Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) have previously been identified in distinct geographic locations. We report the spread of KPC-2 to upstate New York. Our intention is to alert clinicians to problems encountered in identifying KPC-containing isolates. Possible errors as a result of inferring susceptibility of untested carbapenems from the routine antibiogram using agar-based methodology or microdilution testing are discussed.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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