OXA-48 Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae in a Household Contact of a Previously Infected Patient: Person-to-Person Transmission or Coincidental Community Acquisition?

Erlangga Yusuf*, Te-Din Huang, Anneleen Schallier, Jean-Marie Trémérie, Rembert Mertens, Beatrice Jans, Youri Glupczynski, Denis Piérard

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Abstract

We reported a woman with urinary-tract infection caused by OXA-48 producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. Using molecular techniques, we showed that she might acquire this bacterium from another family member who lived in the same house. The two isolates, although different by pulsed-field gel electrophoresis and multilocus sequence typing, carried blaOXA-48 in a similar IncL/M plasmid. This case report shows that community spreading of carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae occurs in the low endemic area not only in nosocomial setting but also in the community.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-6
Number of pages3
JournalMicrobial Drug Resistance
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

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