Molecular epidemiology of KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae from invasive infections in Italy: increasing diversity with predominance of the ST512 clade II sublineage.

@article{Conte2016MolecularEO,
  title={Molecular epidemiology of KPC-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae from invasive infections in Italy: increasing diversity with predominance of the ST512 clade II sublineage.},
  author={Viola Conte and Monica Monaco and Tommaso Giani and Fortunato Paolo D'Ancona and Maria Luisa Moro and Fabio Arena and Marco Maria D'Andrea and Gian Maria Rossolini and A Pantosti},
  journal={The Journal of antimicrobial chemotherapy},
  year={2016},
  volume={71 12},
  pages={3386-3391}
}
OBJECTIVES The spread of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) represents one of the most worrisome problems for clinical medicine worldwide. In Italy, the Antibiotic-Resistance-Istituto Superiore di Sanità surveillance network, in collaboration with the Committee for Antimicrobial Agents of the Italian Society of Clinical Microbiologists, promoted a study to investigate the carbapenem-resistance mechanisms, clonal relatedness and capsular typing of a recent collection of carbapenem… CONTINUE READING