Detection and spread of Escherichia coli possessing the plasmid-borne carbapenemase KPC-2 in Brooklyn, New York.

Abstract

A carbapenem-resistant isolate of Escherichia coli was identified that possessed a 23-kb plasmid encoding Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase type 2 (KPC-2). A subsequent surveillance study involving hospitals in Brooklyn, New York, revealed that, among 1417 E. coli isolates, 7 isolates (from 3 hospitals) possessed bla(KPC-2). E. coli possessing KPC-2 is… (More)

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@article{Bratu2007DetectionAS, title={Detection and spread of Escherichia coli possessing the plasmid-borne carbapenemase KPC-2 in Brooklyn, New York.}, author={Simona Bratu and Steven B. Brooks and Sibte Burney and Sandeep Kochar and Jyoti Gupta and David Landman and John M Quale}, journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America}, year={2007}, volume={44 7}, pages={972-5} }