Whole genome mapping of the first reported case of KPC-2-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 in Nebraska.

Whole genome mapping of the first reported case of KPC-2-positive Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 in Nebraska.

Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2014 Apr 12;

Authors: Fowler RC, Scharn CR, Ali MA, Cavalieri SJ, Goering RV, Hanson ND

Abstract
Three ertapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae carrying blaKPC-2 were isolated from a single patient in Nebraska over a span of 5 months. A comparative analysis of the genetic relatedness of these isolates was investigated using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis, multilocus sequence typing, and whole genome mapping.

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