OXA-48-Carbapenemase-Producing Klebsiella pneumoniae infections - the first cases diagnosed in Romanian National Institute of Infectious Diseases

Cristina Popescu 1 , 2 , Gabriel Adrian Popescu 1 , 2 , Olga Dorobăț 2 , Alexandru Rafilă 1 , 2 , Diana Tănase 2 , Claudia Mikula 3 , 4 , Gudrun Weissensteiner 3 , 4 ,  and Steliana Huhulescu 3 , 5
  • 1 „Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Bucharest, Romania
  • 2 „Matei Balș” National Institute for Infectious Diseases, Bucharest, Romania
  • 3 Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety, Vienna, Austria
  • 4 Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Graz, Austria
  • 5 Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene, Vienna, Austria

Abstract

We report first description of clinical cases of OXA-48 carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae originating from patients hospitalized in the most important Infectious Diseases Hospital from Romania, between December 2012 and March 2013. All strains were isolated from patients who were previously admitted in surgical wards. None of the patients had been admitted in a hospital outside of Romania.

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