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When carbapenem-hydrolyzing beta-lactamase Kpc meets Escherichia coli ST131 in France.

Service de Bactériologie-Virologie, Hôpital de Bicêtre, Assistance Publique/Hôpitaux de Paris, Faculté de Médecine Paris-Sud, Université Paris XI, 94275 Le Kremlin-Bicêtre, France.
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (Impact Factor: 4.57). 07/2011; 55(10):4933-4. DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00719-11
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ABSTRACT Carbapenem-resistance in E. coli isolates even though rare, can be attributed to outer-membrane protein deficiency coupled with plasmid-mediated ESBLs or class C ß-lactamases (2, 10, 11) or to carbapenemases.…

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