First clinical cases of OXA-48-producing carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae in the United States: the "menace" arrives in the new world.


Journal Article

OXA-48 has emerged as a major carbapenemase associated with the Enterobacteriaceae in Europe, North Africa, and Asia. We report the first two clinical cases of OXA-48-type carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in the United States from patients recently hospitalized in Saudi Arabia and India. Each is more carbapenem resistant than nearly all previously reported OXA-48-type-producing Enterobacteriaceae.

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Cited Authors

  • Mathers, AJ; Hazen, KC; Carroll, J; Yeh, AJ; Cox, HL; Bonomo, RA; Sifri, CD

Published Date

  • February 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 51 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 680 - 683

PubMed ID

  • 23175248

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23175248

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-660X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0095-1137

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JCM.02580-12


  • eng