Persistence of Klebsiella pneumoniae clones with OXA-48 or NDM carbapenemases causing bacteraemias in a Riyadh hospital

Mohamed H. Al-Agamy, Atef M. Shibl, Noura A. Elkhizzi, Daniele Meunier, Jane F. Turton, David M. Livermore

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We characterized nine carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae collected over 9 months during 2011 in Riyadh; 8 from Hospital A and 1 from Hospital B. Variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) defined three strains at Hospital A, each with 2 or 3 representatives recovered from separate patients over periods of 6–24 weeks; 2 strains had OXA-48 and 1 had NDM. The single isolate from Hospital B also had OXA-48 but was distinct by VNTR from the Hospital A strains. Two strains with OXA-48 were colistin resistant; the third included a colistin-resistant representative from a colistin-treated patient.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-216
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2013

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