Distribution of TEM and SHV beta-lactamase genes among Klebsiella pneumoniae strains isolated from patients in Tehran.

@article{Shahcheraghi2007DistributionOT,
  title={Distribution of TEM and SHV beta-lactamase genes among Klebsiella pneumoniae strains isolated from patients in Tehran.},
  author={Fereshteh Shahcheraghi and Haleh Moezi and Mohammad Mehdi Feizabadi},
  journal={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
  year={2007},
  volume={13 11},
  pages={
          BR247-250
        }
}
BACKGROUND There are numerous types of extended spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBLs), of which TEM and SHV are predominant among Klebsiella pneumoniae strains. Nosocomial infections with strains of K. pneumoniae are common in healthcare centers in Iran. However, no information is available on the prevalence of different phenotypes of ESBL strains in Tehran hospitals. MATERIAL/METHODS To determine the resistance of K. pneumoniae to beta-lactam antibiotics in Tehran hospitals, 145 isolates were… CONTINUE READING

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