Characterization of Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli strains that produce CTX-M-2-type broad spectrum beta-lactamase isolated from a child with leukemia

Toshiya Ohkawa, Masao Yoshinaga, Naoaki Ikarimoto, Hiroaki Miyanohara, Koichiro Miyata, Yohei Doi, Naohiro Shibata, Yoshichika Arakawa

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Abstract

An 8-year-old girl with acute leukemia had bacteremia caused by Klebsiella pneumoniae producing CTX-M-2-type broad spectrum beta-lactamase. K pneumoniae and Escherichia coli strains producing the same enzyme and harboring identical conjugative plasmids were recovered from stool culture. Patients with frequent episodes of neutropenia and prophylactic administration of beta-lactams are at risk of harboring colonizing strains that produce broad spectrum beta-lactamases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)260-262
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21-03-2002
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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