An update of the evolving epidemic of blaKPC-2-carrying Klebsiella pneumoniae in Greece (2009-10).

@article{Giakkoupi2011AnUO,
  title={An update of the evolving epidemic of blaKPC-2-carrying Klebsiella pneumoniae in Greece (2009-10).},
  author={Panagiota Giakkoupi and Costas C Papagiannitsis and Viv{\`i} Miriagou and Olga Pappa and Michalis Polemis and Kyriaki Tryfinopoulou and Leonidas S. Tzouvelekis and Alkiviadis C. Vatopoulos},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2011},
  volume={66 7},
  pages={
          1510-3
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To follow the epidemic of KPC-2-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Greece. METHODS KPC-2-producing isolates (n = 378) were collected during January 2009-April 2010 in 40 Greek hospitals. bla(KPC) and bla(VIM) were detected by PCR. Carbapenemase production was confirmed by spectrophotometry. Sequences flanking bla(KPC-2) and their plasmid carriers were studied. Isolates were typed by PFGE and multilocus sequence typing (MLST). RESULTS All 378 isolates were bla(KPC-2) positive; 18… CONTINUE READING

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