Phylogenetic analysis of Klebsiella pneumoniae from hospitalized children, Pakistan

Hasan Ejaz, Nancy Wang, Jonathan J. Wilksch, Andrew J. Page, Hanwei Cao, Shruti Gujaran, Jacqueline A. Keane, Trevor Lithgow, Ikram Ul-Haq, Gordon Dougan, Richard A. Strugnell, Eva Heinz

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Klebsiella pneumoniae shows increasing emergence of multidrug-resistant lineages, including strains resistant to all available antimicrobial drugs. We conducted whole-genome sequencing of 178 highly drug-resistant isolates from a tertiary hospital in Lahore, Pakistan. Phylogenetic analyses to place these isolates into global context demonstrate the expansion of multiple independent lineages, including K. quasipneumoniae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1872-1875
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017

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