Transfer of resistance to oxy-imino-cephalosporins and of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase productions in Klebsiella pneumoniae strains from infected neonates.

@article{Blahov1998TransferOR,
  title={Transfer of resistance to oxy-imino-cephalosporins and of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase productions in Klebsiella pneumoniae strains from infected neonates.},
  author={J. Blahov{\'a} and M. Hupkov{\'a} and K. Kr{\'a}likov{\'a} and Vladim{\'i}r Kr{\vc}m{\'e}ry and Anna L{\'i}skov{\'a} and K. Kuboňov{\'a}},
  journal={Zentralblatt fur Bakteriologie : international journal of medical microbiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={288 1},
  pages={75-86}
}
In this communication, we describe the occurrence of strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae resistant to cephalosporins of all generations and to aztreonam due to their production of Extended Spectrum beta-Lactamases (ESBLs), in two hospitals in Slovakia. They were found to transfer the genetic determinants of resistance of cefotaxime, ceftazidime and aztreonam and of ESBL production to suitable recipient strains of Escherichia coli K-12 No. 3110 and Proteus mirabilis P-38. Six donor K. pneumoniae… CONTINUE READING