Molecular epidemiology of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae at a Turkish centre: Is the increase of resistance a threat for Europe?


Ulu A., GOKMEN T. G., KİBAR F., KURTARAN B., Önlen C., KUŞCU F., ...More

Journal of global antimicrobial resistance, vol.11, pp.10-16, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jgar.2017.06.012
  • Journal Name: Journal of global antimicrobial resistance
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.10-16
  • Keywords: Carbapenem resistance, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Genetic mechanism, NDM, BETA-LACTAMASES, MULTIPLEX PCR, ENTEROBACTERIACEAE, EMERGENCE, SPREAD, INFECTION, HEALTH, DISSEMINATION, EVOLUTION, BACTERIA
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objectives: In recent years, carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP) have become an important threat to hospitalised patients. This study aimed to identify the genetic mechanisms of carbapenem resistance in CRKP isolated from patients in a Turkish centre.