Presence of the KPC carbapenemase gene in enterobacteriaceae causing bacteremia and its correlation with in vitro carbapenem susceptibility

Jonas Marschall, Robert J. Tibbetts, W. Michael Dunne, Jonathan G. Frye, Victoria J. Fraser, David K. Warren

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Abstract

During 6 months, we obtained Enterobacteriaceae isolates from patients with gram-negative bacteremia at a 1,250-bed teaching hospital in St. Louis, MO, and compared carbapenem susceptibilities with the presence of bla KPC, a transferable carbapenemase gene. Three (1.2%) out of 243 isolates were bla KPC positive. Ertapenem nonsusceptibility had a low positive predictive value.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-241
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

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