Among Gram-negative bacteria, carbapenem-resistant infections pose a serious and life-threatening challenge. Here, the CRACKLE network reports a sentinel detection and characterization of a carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae ST147 isolate harboring blaNDM-5 and blaOXA-181 from a young man who underwent abdominal surgery in India. blaNDM-5 was located on an IncFII plasmid of ≈90 kb, whereas blaOXA-181 was chromosomally encoded. Resistome and genome analysis demonstrated multiple copies of the transposable element IS26 and a "hot-spot region" in the IncFII plasmid.
Keywords: Klebsiella pneumoniae; NDM-5; OXA-181.
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