Occurrence and regional distribution of SHV-type extended-spectrum β-lactamases in Hungary

A. Tóth, M. Gacs, K. Márialigeti, G. Cech, M. Füzi

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Abstract

In order to determine the presence and geographical distribution of SHV-type extended-spectrum β-lactamase genes among Enterobacteriaceae strains in Hungary, isolates from 25 microbiology laboratories throughout the country were collected between January 2002 and August 2003 and examined. Sequencing of the genes showed that SHV-5 and SHV-2a are the dominant SHV-types in extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Enterobacteriaceae strains in this country. The SHV-2 gene, which is prevalent in many European countries, was not detected, but one isolate carried the SHV-12 gene. The results show that these genes are circulating among Enterobacteriaceae strains in Hungary and indicate that strict infection control measures are warranted in order to prevent their spread.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)284-287
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2005

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