High mortality rate associated with KPC-producing Enterobacter cloacae in a Brazilian hospital

High mortality rate associated with KPC-producing Enterobacter cloacae in a Brazilian hospital

Author da Silva, Kesia Esther Google Scholar
Varella, Thaigor Rezek Google Scholar
dos Santos Bet, Graciela Mendonca Google Scholar
Carvalhaes, Cecilia Godoy Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Correa, Maisa Estopa Google Scholar
Vasconcelos, Nathalie Gaebler Google Scholar
Croda, Julio Google Scholar
Gales, Ana Cristina Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Simionatto, Simone Google Scholar
Abstract We describe a clonal dissemination of KPC-producing Enterobacter cloacae in a Brazilian hospital. Patients diagnosed with theses isolates showed high mortality rate (41.8%) and were associated with previous use of antibiotics and urinary catheterization. Therefore, infection control measures and use of stricter antibiotic policies are required to control the spread of these organisms. (C) 2018 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Keywords Antibiotic resistance
beta-lactamases
Enterobacteriaceae
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage New York
Language English
Sponsor Brazilian National Research Council (CNPq)
Support Foundation for the Development of Education, Science and Technology in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul (FUNDECT grant)
Coordenacao de Aperfeicoamento de Pessoal de Nivel Superior
FUNDECT
Grant number CNPq: 480949/2013-1
FUNDECT: 0077/12
FUNDECT: 0212/12
Date 2018
Published in American Journal Of Infection Control. New York, v. 46, n. 1, p. 108-110, 2018.
ISSN 0196-6553 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Mosby-Elsevier
Extent 108-110
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.07.011
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000418679000026
URI https://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/53958

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