29 Jan 2013

Outbreak of NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal unit in Colombia, South America (Antimicrob Agents Chemother., abstract, edited)

[Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, full text: (LINK). Abstract, edited.]

Outbreak of NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a neonatal unit in Colombia, South America

Javier Antonio Escobar Pérez 1,#, Narda María Olarte Escobar 2, Betsy Castro-Cardozo 1, Ismael Alberto Valderrama Márquez 2, Martha Isabel Garzón Aguilar 2, Leslie Martinez de la Barrera 2, Esther Rocio Barrero Barreto 2, Ricaurte Alejandro Marquez-Ortiz 1, Maria Victoria Moncada Guayazán 1 and Natasha Vanegas Gómez 1,3

Author Affiliations: 1Bacterial Molecular Genetics Laboratory, Universidad El Bosque, Bogotá, Colombia 2Hospital El Tunal E.S.E, Bogotá Colombia 3The i3 institute, Faculty of Science University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

 

ABSTRACT

Six multiresistant NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae were recovered from an outbreak that affected six neonatal patients in a Colombian hospital. Molecular analysis showed that all of the isolates harbored the blaNDM-1, qnrA and intI1 genes and were clonally related. Multilocus sequence typing showed that the isolates belonged to a new sequence type (ST1043) that was different from the STs that have previously been reported. This is the first report of NDM-1-producing isolates in South America.

 

FOOTNOTES

#Corresponding author: Javier Antonio Escobar Pérez, Dirección: Carrera 7B bis N°132-11 Edificio rectoría 2do piso., Teléfono: 57 (1) 6331368, Fax: 57 (1) 6252030, Correo electrónico: labgenmolecular@unbosque.edu.co, javiesco21@yahoo.com

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