Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae testing susceptible to cefepime by reference methods.

  title={Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae testing susceptible to cefepime by reference methods.},
  author={Renata Cristina Pic{\~a}o and Ronald N. Jones and Rodrigo Elisandro Mendes and M. S. A. Castanheira},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={51 7},
β-Lactam susceptibility of 499 Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Enterobacteriaceae, determined by reference broth microdilution, demonstrated that 14.4% of isolates were categorized as cefepime susceptible according to current CLSI breakpoints. Ceftazidime- and meropenem-susceptible isolates were also observed (2.6 and 3.0%, respectively). Cefepime-susceptible KPC-producing isolates may confuse laboratory staff and clinicians in their therapeutic choices. 
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