KPC-2-producing Enterobacter cloacae and pseudomonas putida coinfection in a liver transplant recipient.

San Antonio Military Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas 782341, USA.
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (Impact Factor: 4.45). 11/2008; 53(1):292-4. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00931-08
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ABSTRACT Carbapenemases are among the newest resistance mechanisms to emerge in some gram-negative bacteria. We describe bacteremia in a critically ill liver transplant recipient infected with KPC-2-producing Enterobacter cloacae and Pseudomonas putida. Although this enzyme has been previously described in Enterobacter spp., this is the first report of KPC carbapenemase in P. putida.


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