Klebsiella oxytoca-producing IMP-1 Detected as the First Strain of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Our Hospital.

Published on Jan 1, 2015in Internal Medicine1.005
· DOI :10.2169/INTERNALMEDICINE.54.4965
Hideharu Hagiya3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Okayama University),
Hiroko Ogawa19
Estimated H-index: 19
(Okayama University)
+ 2 AuthorsFumio Otsuka35
Estimated H-index: 35
(Okayama University)
We herein report a case of Klebsiella oxytoca-producing IMP-1 that was detected as a first isolate of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) at our facility. Since K. oxytoca is an uncommon strain for CRE, we speculated that the resistant organism had already spread out inside the hospital. Metallo-β-lactamases promotes antibiotic resistance in Enterobacteriaceae, which potentially yields problematic issues in clinical settings. Active surveillance of antibiotic resistant strains is important and should be repeatedly highlighted. Furthermore, appropriate methods should be established to detect highly resistant strains.
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