[Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, full page: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]
Report on two hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae producing a blaKPC-2carbapenemase from a Canadian patient
Laura F. Mataseje [(M.Sc)], David A. Boyd [(M.Sc)], Michael R. Mulvey [(Ph.D)], Yves Longtin [(MD, FRCPC)]
This report describes two hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae producing KPC identified from a rectal swab and urine culture upon hospital admission. The patient had recent travel to Greece where he was hospitalized. The isolates were sequence type 86, contained an IncHI1B, IncFIB(K) hypervirulent plasmid and an IncFII(K) plasmid harbouring KPC.
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Keywords: Antibiotics; Drugs Resistance; Carbapenem; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Canada; Greece.