Biotyping of Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Clinical Isolates from France and Algeria Using MALDI-TOF MS

@inproceedings{Berrazeg2013BiotypingOM,
  title={Biotyping of Multidrug-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Clinical Isolates from France and Algeria Using MALDI-TOF MS},
  author={Meryem Berrazeg and Seydina M Diene and Mourad Drissi and Marie Kempf and Herv{\'e} M Richet and Luce Landraud and Jean Marc Rolain},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Klebsiella pneumoniae is one of the most important pathogens responsible for nosocomial outbreaks worldwide. Epidemiological analyses are useful in determining the extent of an outbreak and in elucidating the sources and the spread of infections. The aim of this study was to investigate the epidemiological spread of K. pneumoniae strains using a MALDI-TOF MS approach. METHODS Five hundred and thirty-five strains of K. pneumoniae were collected between January 2008 and March 2011… CONTINUE READING
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