The horizontal transfer of a plasmid bearing the blaKPC-2 gene from K. pneumoniae to E. cloacae infecting the respiratory tract of a patient during meropenem therapy was elucidated. This finding is particularly worrisome, since these drugs are of last resort for multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2017|
- Enterobacter cloacae
- Horizontal gene transfer
- Klebsiella pneumoniae