First identification of class A carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in the Republic of Ireland.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/94746
Title:
First identification of class A carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in the Republic of Ireland.
Authors:
Roche, C; Cotter, M; O Connell, N; Crowley, B
Affiliation:
Department of Clinical Microbiology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Citation:
First identification of class A carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in the Republic of Ireland. 2009, 14 (13): Euro Surveill.
Journal:
Euro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletin
Issue Date:
2-Apr-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/94746
PubMed ID:
19341609
Abstract:
The Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) was detected in a carbapenem-resistant respiratory isolate of Klebsiella pneumoniae in an Irish hospital. This is the first report of a KPC-producing isolate in the Republic of Ireland. The isolate was resistant to all beta-lactams. Furthermore, it had reduced susceptibility to three other classes of non-beta-lactam antibiotics. The isolate was not associated with travel abroad. Detection of KPC-producing bacteria has important infection control and public health implications.
Language:
en
MeSH:
Bacterial Proteins; Cross Infection; Drug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial; Humans; Ireland; Klebsiella Infections; Klebsiella pneumoniae; Male; Middle Aged; Penicillanic Acid; Piperacillin; Pneumonia, Bacterial; beta-Lactamases
ISSN:
1560-7917

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorRoche, Cen
dc.contributor.authorCotter, Men
dc.contributor.authorO Connell, Nen
dc.contributor.authorCrowley, Ben
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-23T16:38:31Z-
dc.date.available2010-03-23T16:38:31Z-
dc.date.issued2009-04-02-
dc.identifier.citationFirst identification of class A carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in the Republic of Ireland. 2009, 14 (13): Euro Surveill.en
dc.identifier.issn1560-7917-
dc.identifier.pmid19341609-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/94746-
dc.description.abstractThe Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) was detected in a carbapenem-resistant respiratory isolate of Klebsiella pneumoniae in an Irish hospital. This is the first report of a KPC-producing isolate in the Republic of Ireland. The isolate was resistant to all beta-lactams. Furthermore, it had reduced susceptibility to three other classes of non-beta-lactam antibiotics. The isolate was not associated with travel abroad. Detection of KPC-producing bacteria has important infection control and public health implications.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshBacterial Proteins-
dc.subject.meshCross Infection-
dc.subject.meshDrug Resistance, Multiple, Bacterial-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshKlebsiella Infections-
dc.subject.meshKlebsiella pneumoniae-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshPenicillanic Acid-
dc.subject.meshPiperacillin-
dc.subject.meshPneumonia, Bacterial-
dc.subject.meshbeta-Lactamases-
dc.titleFirst identification of class A carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in the Republic of Ireland.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Clinical Microbiology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalEuro surveillance : bulletin européen sur les maladies transmissibles = European communicable disease bulletinen

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