Is the monoclonal spread of the ST258, KPC-3-producing clone being replaced in southern Italy by the dissemination of multiple clones of carbapenem nonsusceptible, KPC-3-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae?

Teresa Maria Assunta Fasciana, Celestino Bonura, Mario Giuffre, Daniela Maria Geraci, Laura Saporito, Caterina Mammina, Francesca Di Bernardo, Palma, Stampone, Aurora Aleo, Giorgio Graziano

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Abstract

Spread of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae has been identified as an issue of serious worldwide concern fromclinical and public health perspectives. Italy is an country endemic for and a reservoir of K. pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPC). Nineteen isolates of CR-Kp from 16 different patients admitted in two hospital of Palermo in the period April-May 2014 were studied. Seven of 16 isolates belonged to ST307, six to ST258 and three to ST273. All isolates were KPC-3 producers. Our data emphasize the increasing difficulties in controlling the spread of KPC-Kp
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-17
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume21
Publication statusPublished - 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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