Plasmid Dynamics in KPC-Positive Klebsiella pneumoniae during Long-Term Patient Colonization

  title={Plasmid Dynamics in KPC-Positive Klebsiella pneumoniae during Long-Term Patient Colonization},
  author={Sean P Conlan and Morgan Park and Clayton Deming and Pamela J. Thomas and Alice N C Young and Holly Coleman and Christina Sison and Rebecca A Weingarten and Anna F. Lau and John P. Dekker and Tara N. Palmore and Karen M Frank and Julia A Segre},
UNLABELLED Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strains are formidable hospital pathogens that pose a serious threat to patients around the globe due to a rising incidence in health care facilities, high mortality rates associated with infection, and potential to spread antibiotic resistance to other bacterial species, such as Escherichia coli Over 6 months in 2011, 17 patients at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center became colonized with a highly virulent… CONTINUE READING
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