Screening for Klebsiella pneumoniae producing carbapenemase in Prato, Italy

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Tamara Brunelli *
Antonella Conti
Loredana Ortega De Luna
Patrizia Miglietta
Mayra Sosa
Alfredo Ruggeri
Patrizia Casprini
Roberto Degl'Innocenti
(*) Corresponding Author:
Tamara Brunelli | tbrunelli@usl4.toscana.it

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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