Cephalosporin resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae from Nova Scotia, Canada.

  title={Cephalosporin resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae from Nova Scotia, Canada.},
  author={Roberto G Melano and Ross J. Davidson and Heather L Musgrave and Kevin R. Forward},
  journal={Diagnostic microbiology and infectious disease},
  volume={56 2},
From 2116 Klebsiella pneumoniae strains isolated between January 2001 and December 2002 in Nova Scotia, Canada, 25 (1.18%) showed a reduced susceptibility to cefoxitin or extended-spectrum cephalosporins. Narrow-spectrum beta-lactamase genes (bla(SHV-11), bla(SHV-1), bla(SHV-26), bla(SHV-32), bla(SHV-36), and bla(SHV-40)) were the most prevalent. Four new variants were identified (bla(LEN-17), bla(OKP-B-13), bla(OKP-B-14), and bla(OKP-A-11)), representing the 1st description of bla(OKP) in the… CONTINUE READING