Emergence of Enterobacteriaceae isolates producing CTX-M extended-spectrum beta-lactamase in Austria.

Abstract

Among 149 extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae isolates collected from patients in southeast Austria from 1998 to 2004, 38 Escherichia coli isolates and 11 Klebsiella spp. were CTX-M producers. The proportion of CTX-M-producers among all ESBL producers rose from 0% in 1998 to 58% in 2004. In general, CTX-M-producers had heterogeneous pulsed-field gel electrophoresis patterns, but one E. coli isolate was identical to a United Kingdom epidemic CTX-M-15-producing strain, although no epidemiological link with the United Kingdom was apparent.

DOI: 10.1128/AAC.50.2.785-787.2006

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@article{Eisner2006EmergenceOE, title={Emergence of Enterobacteriaceae isolates producing CTX-M extended-spectrum beta-lactamase in Austria.}, author={Alexandra Eisner and Elizabeth J Fagan and Gebhard Feierl and Harald H Kessler and Egon Marth and David M Livermore and Neil Woodford}, journal={Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy}, year={2006}, volume={50 2}, pages={785-7} }