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Detection of the Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase type 2 Carbapenem-hydrolyzing enzyme in clinical isolates of Citrobacter freundii and K. oxytoca carrying a common plasmid

J Kamile Rasheed, James W Biddle, Karen F Anderson, Laraine Washer, Carol Chenoweth, John Perrin, Duane W Newton, Jean B Patel
Journal of Clinical Microbiology 2008, 46 (6): 2066-9
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The Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) was detected in carbapenem-resistant isolates of Citrobacter freundii and Klebsiella oxytoca recovered from different patients in a Michigan hospital. Restriction analysis and hybridization with a KPC-specific probe showed the bla(KPC-2) genes of these two genera of the family Enterobacteriaceae are carried on a common plasmid.

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