Emergence of CTX-M Group 1-ESBL producing Klebsiella pneumonia from a tertiary care centre in Karachi, Pakistan.

@article{Khan2010EmergenceOC,
  title={Emergence of CTX-M Group 1-ESBL producing Klebsiella pneumonia from a tertiary care centre in Karachi, Pakistan.},
  author={Erum Saleem Khan and Thamarai Schneiders and Afia Zafar and Erum Aziz and Asra Parekh and Rumina Hasan},
  journal={Journal of infection in developing countries},
  year={2010},
  volume={4 8},
  pages={472-6}
}
BACKGROUND Extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae have been reported previously from Pakistan but the genotypic characteristics of these enzymes is not known. Hence the aim of the study was first to characterise the genotypic content of these beta-lactamases and secondly to assess the clonal relationship of these isolates. METHODOLOGY We analysed 65 non-duplicate ESBL positive, K. pneumoniae isolates prospectively collected based on phenotype as detected using… CONTINUE READING
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