KPC enzymes in the UK: an analysis of the first 160 cases outside the North-West region.

@article{Findlay2016KPCEI,
  title={KPC enzymes in the UK: an analysis of the first 160 cases outside the North-West region.},
  author={Jacqueline Findlay and Katie L. Hopkins and Michel Doumith and Dani{\`e}le Meunier and Camilla Wiuff and Robert R. Hill and Rachel Pike and R. J. Loy and Nazim Mustafa and David Martin Livermore and Neil Woodford},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2016},
  volume={71 5},
  pages={1199-206}
}
OBJECTIVES Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) have been increasingly reported in the UK since 2003. We analysed patient and isolate data for KPC-positive bacteria confirmed by the national reference laboratory from UK laboratories from August 2003 to August 2014, excluding North-West England, where the epidemiology has previously been studied. METHODS MICs were determined by BSAC agar dilution. Carbapenem-resistant isolates lacking imipenem/EDTA synergy were tested by PCR for blaKPC… CONTINUE READING