[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: To date, no outbreak of carbapenemase-producing bacteria has been reported for Austria. While outbreaks of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing K. pneumoniae have been increasingly reported, no outbreak caused by KPC-producing Klebsiella oxytoca has been described yet, to the best of our knowledge. We report an outbreak of KPC-producing K. oxytoca. In 5 months, 31 KPC-producing Klebsiella oxytoca strains were isolated from five patients. All patients were admitted to the same medical intensive care unit in Austria.
Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy 01/2012; 56(4):2158-61. · 4.57 Impact Factor
[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: We report the emergence of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in Austria. Over a 10-year period, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae isolates were obtained from 13 hospitalized patients, with the first isolation in the year 2005 and a remarkable increase in the number of involved patients in 2010. Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae comprise eight Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates, four Klebsiella oxytoca isolates, and one Escherichia coli isolate. The detected carbapenemases were the metallo-β-lactamases New Delhi β-lactamase, VIM and IMP, and the serin-β-lactamase Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase.
Clinical Microbiology and Infection 08/2011; 17(11):E5-8. · 4.58 Impact Factor