Identification of a KPC-9-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 cluster among KPC-2-producing isolates of an ongoing outbreak in Northwestern Greece: A retrospective study

Gartzonika, K., Rossen, J., Sakkas, H., Rosema, S., Priavali, E., Friedrich, A., Levidiotou, S. & Bathoorn, E., May-2018, In : Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 24, 5, p. 558-560 3 p.

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We identified the first nosocomial outbreak of KPC-9-producing isolates. Genetic comparison between our isolates and isolates of KPC-KP ST258 associated with Greece indicated that blaKPC-9 may have been replaced by blaKPC-2 on the pKpQiL- plasmid in KPC-KP ST258. The KPC-9-KP outbreak cluster is closely related to the KPC-2-KP outbreak in Greece. Screening for specific sublineages of KPC-KP ST258 by molecular tests may become an important tool in outbreak investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)558-560
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Issue number5
Early online date21-Dec-2017
Publication statusPublished - May-2018
Externally publishedYes


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