Two genetically unrelated OXA-163-carrying Klebsiella pneumoniae strains were identified from two infection cases in June 2009 and May 2010 in Cairo, Egypt. OXA-163-producing Enterobacteriaceae had been previously reported in Argentina only. Both patients had no history of travel abroad. The emergence of this newly recognized OXA-48-related β-lactamase able to hydrolyze cephalosporins and carbapenems is especially worrying in a geographic area where OXA-48 is endemic and effective surveillance for antibiotic resistance is largely unaffordable.
|Numero di pagine||3|
|Rivista||Journal of Clinical Microbiology|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Microbiology (medical)
Mammina, C., Bonura, C., Fasciana, T. M. A., El-Domany, R. A., Abdelaziz, M. O., & Aleo, A. (2012). OXA-163-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Cairo, Egypt, in 2009 and 2010. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 50(7), 2489-2491.