Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Providencia stuartii in an intensive care unit.

@article{Zavascki2012OutbreakOC,
  title={Outbreak of carbapenem-resistant Providencia stuartii in an intensive care unit.},
  author={Alexandre Prehn Zavascki and Cecilia Helena Vieira Franco Godoy Carvalh{\~a}es and Ge{\'o}rgia L da Silva and S{\'i}lvia Pedroso Tavares Soares and Luciana R de Alc{\^a}ntara and Laura S Elias and Ana Maria Sandri and Ana Cristina Gales},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 6},
  pages={627-30}
}
Outbreaks by carbapenem-resistant Providencia stuartii (CRPS) are rarely described. Clinical characteristics of patients with CRPS in an intensive care unit and resistance mechanisms were investigated. Carbapenemase production and/or outer membrane alterations were not detected; only CTX-M-2 and AmpC hyperproduction were noted. The outbreak was ultimately controlled in a 3-month period. 

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