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First clinical case of KPC-3-producing in Europe

S N Seiffert, D Wüthrich, Y Gerth, A Egli, Philipp Kohler & O Nolte

abstract is a newly emerging human pathogen. We describe a case of bloodstream infection in an immunocompromised patient. The pathogen was repeatedly isolated from blood and one rectal swab, and was identified using routine standard procedures. Further investigations revealed that the was multidrug resistant, carrying a plasmid harbouring a carbapenemase (KPC)-3 carbapenemase gene. This plasmid has been frequently encountered in isolates in Europe but has never been described in
citation Seiffert S N, Wüthrich D, Gerth Y, Egli A, Kohler P, Nolte O. First clinical case of KPC-3-producing in Europe. New Microbes New Infect 2019; 29:100516.
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 23-02-2019
journal title New Microbes New Infect (29)
ISSN print 2052-2975
pages 100516
PubMed 30949345
DOI 10.1016/j.nmni.2019.100516