Rectal screening for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases: comparison of real-time PCR and culture using two selective screening agar plates.

@article{Singh2012RectalSF,
  title={Rectal screening for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases: comparison of real-time PCR and culture using two selective screening agar plates.},
  author={Kamaljit Singh and Kathy Mangold and Kody Wyant and Donna M Schora and Barbara L. Voss and Karen L Kaul and Mary K Hayden and Vishnu V. Chundi and Lance R. Peterson},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={50 8},
  pages={2596-600}
}
Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) have recently been described in Chicago, IL, especially among residents of long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs). These patients are frequently transferred to local Chicago hospitals for higher acuity of medical care, and rapid detection and isolation of KPC-colonized LTACH residents may interrupt the… CONTINUE READING
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