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
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2009


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