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Colistin- and Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Clinical_Isolates: Algeria.

A new interesting article has been published in Microb Drug Resist. 2018 Sep 25. doi: 10.1089/mdr.2018.0147. and titled:

Colistin- and Carbapenem-Resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae Clinical_Isolates: Algeria.

Authors of this article are:
Yousfi H Hadjadj L Dandachi I Lalaoui R Merah A Amoura K Dahi A Dekhil M Messalhi N Diene SM Baron S Rolain JM.

A summary of the article is shown below:
This study investigates the molecular mechanisms of colistin and carbapenem resistance in Klebsiella pneumoniae ST101 strains. The three K. pneumoniae carried blaCTX-M-15, blaTEM-183, and blaSHV-106 genes and two coharbored blaOXA-48. As for colistin resistance, the isolates had amino acid substitutions in PmrA/B and a truncated mgrB gene in one isolate.

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This article is a good source of information and a good way to become familiar with topics such as: Klebsiella pneumoniae;carbapenem resistance;colistin resistance;mgrB insertion.

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