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BACKGROUND The emergence of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae poses a serious problem to antibiotic management. We investigated the β-lactamases in a group of carbapenem-resistant K. pneumoniae clinical isolates from Turkey. METHODS Thirty-seven strains of K. pneumoniae isolated from various clinical specimens were analyzed by antimicrobial(More)
BACKGROUND The prognostic value of blood culture testing in the diagnosis of bacteremia is limited by contamination. OBJECTIVES In this multicenter study, the aim was to evaluate the contamination rates of blood cultures as well as the parameters that affect the culture results. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sample collection practices and culture data obtained(More)
Peritonitis is a serious infection and early diagnosis and treatment is mandatory. A variety of microorganisms are identified in these cases and during recent years a new one was included, Pantoea agglomerans. In this case report, a female patient on continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis therapy with a peritonitis episode caused by this organism is(More)
Non typhoidal Salmonellae spp. causes clinical symptoms especially in neonates, infants, aged and immunocompromised patients. Hematogenous dissemination may occur in complicated cases whereas the formation of abscess is rare. A 61-year old woman presented to our hospital with pain and a mass in her left arm, without fever and leukocytosis. She was using(More)
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