Characterization of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli strains that produce CTX-M-2-type broad spectrum beta-lactamase isolated from a child with leukemia.


An 8-year-old girl with acute leukemia had bacteremia caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae producing CTX-M-2-type broad spectrum beta-lactamase. K. pneumoniae and Escherichia coli strains producing the same enzyme and harboring identical conjugative plasmids were recovered from stoor culture. Patients with frequent episodes of neutropenia and prophylactic… (More)


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