The spread of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing K. pneumoniae to upstate New York

Clin Infect Dis. 2006 Aug 1;43(3):e26-8. doi: 10.1086/505598. Epub 2006 Jun 19.

Abstract

Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemases (KPCs) have previously been identified in distinct geographic locations. We report the spread of KPC-2 to upstate New York. Our intention is to alert clinicians to problems encountered in identifying KPC-containing isolates. Possible errors as a result of inferring susceptibility of untested carbapenems from the routine antibiogram using agar-based methodology or microdilution testing are discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Bacteremia / microbiology*
  • Bacterial Proteins / metabolism*
  • Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae / isolation & purification
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae / metabolism*
  • Male
  • New York
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial / complications
  • Pneumonia, Bacterial / microbiology*
  • beta-Lactamases / metabolism*

Substances

  • Bacterial Proteins
  • beta-Lactamases
  • carbapenemase