Screening for Klebsiella pneumoniae producing carbapenemase in Prato, Italy

  • Tamara Brunelli | tbrunelli@usl4.toscana.it Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.
  • Antonella Conti Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.
  • Loredana Ortega De Luna Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.
  • Patrizia Miglietta Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.
  • Mayra Sosa Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.
  • Alfredo Ruggeri Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.
  • Patrizia Casprini Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.
  • Roberto Degl'Innocenti Laboratorio Analisi Chimico Cliniche e Microbiologia, Ospedale S. Stefano, ASL4, Prato, Italy.

Abstract

In this study, the prevalence of carbapenemase in the area of Prato (Italy), from January 2011 to August 2013, is reported. Samples showing carbapenem resistance were tested for lactamase production with disc diffusion and molecular methods. Totally, 48 out of 1542 patients with K. pneumoniae showed carbapenem resistance (42 KPC 5 MBL and 1 OXA-48).

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2014-06-30
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Keywords:
Klebsiella pneumoniae, Carbapenemase, KPC
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Brunelli, T., Conti, A., Ortega De Luna, L., Miglietta, P., Sosa, M., Ruggeri, A., Casprini, P., & Degl’Innocenti, R. (2014). Screening for Klebsiella pneumoniae producing carbapenemase in Prato, Italy. Microbiologia Medica, 29(1). https://doi.org/10.4081/mm.2014.4712

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