Escherichia coli harboring mcr-1 in a cluster of liver transplant recipients: Detection through active surveillance and whole-genome sequencing

Nenad Macesic, Sabrina Khan, Marla J. Giddins, Daniel E. Freedberg, Susan Whittier, Daniel A. Green, E. Yoko Furuya, Elizabeth C. Verna, Medini K. Annavajhala, Angela Gomez-Simmonds, Anne Catrin Uhlemann

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mcr-1, a plasmid-associated gene for colistin resistance, was first described in China in 2015, but its spread in the United States is unknown. We report detection of mcr-1-carrying Escherichia coli ST117 in a cluster of three liver transplant recipients.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere02680-18
Number of pages4
JournalAntimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Colistin
  • Mcr-1
  • Polymyxin B
  • Whole-genome sequencing

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