Outbreak of KPC-3 Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a US Pediatric Hospital.

@article{Stillwell2015OutbreakOK,
  title={Outbreak of KPC-3 Producing Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in a US Pediatric Hospital.},
  author={Terri L Stillwell and Michael Green and Karen A. Barbadora and Juliet G Ferrelli and Terri Roberts and Scott J. Weissman and Andrew J. Nowalk},
  journal={Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society},
  year={2015},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={330-8}
}
BACKGROUND The increase in carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections is a critical public health issue. We recently experienced the largest single-center pediatric outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) at our hospital. The objective of this study was to describe the molecular epidemiology of this outbreak before and after infection-prevention interventions. METHODS All positive cultures and associated clinical conditions were reviewed to determine… CONTINUE READING
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