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Leitner, E; Zarfel, G; Luxner, J; Herzog, K; Pekard-Amenitsch, S; Hoenigl, M; Valentin, T; Feierl, G; Grisold, AJ; Högenauer, C; Sill, H; Krause, R; Zollner-Schwetz, I.
Contaminated handwashing sinks as the source of a clonal outbreak of KPC-2-producing Klebsiella oxytoca on a hematology ward.
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2015; 59(1):714-716 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Feierl Gebhard
Grisold Andrea
Herzog Kathrin
Högenauer Christoph
Hönigl Martin
Krause Robert
Leitner-Meyer Eva
Luxner Josefa
Sill Heinz
Valentin Thomas
Zarfel Gernot
Zollner-Schwetz Ines

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We investigated sinks as possible sources of a prolonged Klebsiella pneumonia carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Klebsiella oxytoca outbreak. Seven carbapenem-resistant K. oxytoca isolates were identified in sink drains in 4 patient rooms and in the medication room. Investigations for resistance genes and genetic relatedness of patient and environmental isolates revealed that all the isolates harbored the blaKPC-2 and blaTEM-1 genes and were genetically indistinguishable. We describe here a clonal outbreak caused by KPC-2-producing K. oxytoca, and handwashing sinks were a possible reservoir. Copyright © 2015, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
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Klebsiella Infections - epidemiology Klebsiella Infections - etiology Klebsiella Infections - microbiology
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