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
|Numero di pagine||3|
|Rivista||Clinical Microbiology and Infection|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases
Bonura, C., Mammina, C., Geraci, D. M., Giuffre, M., Fasciana, T. M. A., Saporito, L., Di Bernardo, F., Palma, Stampone, Aleo, A., & Graziano, G. (2015). 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? Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 21, 15-17.