[Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae following foreign travel].

@article{Hall2010CarbapenemresistantKP,
  title={[Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae following foreign travel].},
  author={Maurine A. Leverstein-van Hall and J. T. Stuart and Guido M. Voets and Dik I K Versteeg and Evelien Roelofsen and Ad C. Fluit},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
  year={2010},
  volume={154},
  pages={A2013}
}
This is the first report of 3 patients in whom carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae was identified in the Netherlands following foreign travel. They were a 55-year-old man who had undergone chemotherapy for lung cancer metastases, a 66-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man. The first patient was transferred from a Greek hospital; his isolate belonged to an epidemic clone (multilocus sequence type 258) with a KPC-2 carbapenemase gene. The patient died from pneumonia. The other two… CONTINUE READING

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