Prevalence and molecular characterization of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

@inproceedings{AlAgamy2009PrevalenceAM,
  title={Prevalence and molecular characterization of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia},
  author={Mohammad H.M. Al-Agamy and Atef M. Shibl and Abdelkader F. Tawfik},
  booktitle={Annals of Saudi medicine},
  year={2009}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Reports on extended-spectrum beta-lactamases (ESBL) production by Enterobacteriaceae, and especially in Klebsiella pneumoniae, are few in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, we determined the prevalence of ESBL in K pneumoniae from Riyadh and characterized the predominant beta-lactamase gene in these isolates. METHODS A total of 400 K pneumoniae samples were isolated from two hospitals in Riyadh during 2007 and screened for production of ESBL using ESBL-E-strips and combined… CONTINUE READING

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