Fosfomycin resistance in Escherichia coli, Pennsylvania, USA

Hind Alrowais, Christi L. McElheny, Caressa N. Spychala, Sangeeta Sastry, Qinglan Guo, Adeel A. Butt, Yohei Doi

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Fosfomycin resistance in Escherichia coli is rare in the United States. An extended-spectrum β-lactamase–producing E. coli clinical strain identified in Pennsylvania, USA, showed high-level fosfomycin resistance caused by the fosA3 gene. The IncFII plasmid carrying this gene had a structure similar to those found in China, where fosfomycin resistance is commonly described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2045-2047
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 11-2015
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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