The frequency of enterobacterial isolates with high resistance to expanded-spectrum β-lactam antibiotics (mainly cefotaxime or ceftriaxone) has increased notoriously in Argentina, mainly because of the spread of extended-spectrum β-lactamases. The aim of this work was the study of extended-spectrum β-lactamases in several Morganella morganii isolates with unusually high resistance to ceftriaxone. These strains produced at least two β-lactamases, of apparent pIs of 5.4 and 8.2, molecular weight 23 000, well inhibited by clavulanate, compatible with a broad-spectrum β-lactamase – perhaps TEM-1 – and an extended-spectrum β-lactamase, respectively. The extended-spectrum β-lactamase was identified as a CTX-M-type β-lactamase – probably CTX-M-2 – by polymerase chain reaction, restriction profile analysis and DNA-DNA hybridisation. The remaining isolates studied produced either the broad-spectrum β-lactamase plus the ubiquitous AmpC β-lactamase (13 strains), or the AmpC β-lactamase only (10 strains).