Three cases of OXA-48-like carbapenemase producing Enterobacteriaceae (not) detected using Xpert® Carba-R

Jerina Boelens, Erlangga Yusuf, Johan Decruyenaere, Liselotte Coorevits, Denis Piérard, Geert Claeys

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Abstract

The increasing prevalence of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae necessitates laboratories to invest in the detection of these bacteria, both with phenotypic and to a lesser extent molecular methods. OXA-48-like strains are rapidly emerging, especially in Europe. Since the expression level of OXA-48 is low and some strains present with several alleles, some types might be missed by some molecular assays. Three cases of OXA-48-like strains are described here, where the detection was not straightforward.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)242-244
Number of pages3
JournalActa Clinica Belgica
Volume72
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017
Externally publishedYes

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