Molecular epidemiology of a cluster of cases due to Klebsiella pneumoniae producing SHV-5 extended-spectrum β-lactamase in the premature intensive care unit of a Hungarian hospital

Dóra Szabó, Zsolt Filetóth, Julianna Szentandrássy, Mária Némedi, Erzsébet Tóth, Csaba Jeney, Gyula Kispál, Ferenc Rozgonyi

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Abstract

Fifteen nosocomial cases of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae occurred among 132 neonates in a premature intensive care unit in Hungary in June through November 1998. Fourteen strains were indistinguishable by molecular biological typing and harbored the same single conjugative extended-spectrum β-lactamase-encoding plasmid that was spontaneously found in a Serratia marcescens strain in the same patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4167-4169
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume37
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999

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  • Microbiology (medical)

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