OXA-163-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Cairo, Egypt, in 2009 and 2010.

  title={OXA-163-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Cairo, Egypt, in 2009 and 2010.},
  author={Mohammed O. Abdelaziz and Celestino Bonura and Aurora Al{\'e}o and Ramadan Ahmed El-Domany and Teresa Fasciana and Caterina Mammina},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  volume={50 7},
Two genetically unrelated OXA-163-carrying Klebsiella pneumoniae strains were identified from two infection cases in June 2009 and May 2010 in Cairo, Egypt. OXA-163-producing Enterobacteriaceae had been previously reported in Argentina only. Both patients had no history of travel abroad. The emergence of this newly recognized OXA-48-related β-lactamase able to hydrolyze cephalosporins and carbapenems is especially worrying in a geographic area where OXA-48 is endemic and effective surveillance… CONTINUE READING
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