Identification of a KPC-9-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 cluster among KPC-2-producing isolates of an ongoing outbreak in Northwestern Greece: A retrospective studyGartzonika, 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.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/Letter to the editor › Academic › peer-review
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comparison between our isolates and isolates of KPC-KP ST258 associated with Greece indicated that blaKPC-9 may have been replaced by blaKPC-2 on the pKpQiL- plasmid in KPC-KP ST258.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.