First description of blaNDM-1, blaOXA-48, blaOXA-181 producing Enterobacteriaceae strains in Romania

Edit Székely, Ivelina Damjanova, Laura Jánvári, Krisztina E. Vas, Szabolcs Molnár, Doina V. Bilca, Lilla K. Lorinczi, Ákos Tóth

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We report the first isolation and characterization of several Enterobacteriaceae strains harboring blaNDM-1, blaOXA-48 and/or blaOXA-181 genes in a Romanian emergency teaching hospital. Between January 2010 and September 2012 nine carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae strains were identified. The blaNDM-1 gene was present in two Enterobacter cloacae strains, an Escherichia coli and two Klebsiella pneumoniae strains. One of these K. pneumoniae strains also harbored the blaOXA-181 gene. Three other K. pneumoniae strains and one Serratia marcescens carried blaOXA-48.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)697-700
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Medical Microbiology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2013


  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Carbapenemases
  • Molecular characterization
  • NDM-1
  • OXA-48

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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