Clinical and Molecular Characteristics of Extended-Spectrum-beta-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli Causing Bacteremia in the Rotterdam Area, Netherlands

Akke Bij, G Peirano, Wil Goessens, ER van der Vorm, Mireille van Westreenen, JDD Pitout

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We investigated the clinical and molecular characteristics of bacteremia caused by extended-spectrum-beta-lactamase (ESBL)-producing Escherichia coli over a 2-year period (2008 to 2009) in the Rotterdam region (including 1 teaching hospital and 2 community hospitals) of Netherlands. The majority of patients presented with community onset urinary and intra-abdominal infections, with an increase in prevalence during 2009. The majority of E. coli isolates produced CTX-M-15, and 4 sequence types (ST38, ST131, ST405, and ST648) predominated. There were significant differences in clinical and molecular characteristics between the 2 community hospitals.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)3576-3578
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial Agents & Chemotherapy
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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