n South African Medical Journal - Pathogens chipping away at our last line of defence - the rise of the metallo-beta-lactamases : scientific letter
|Article Title||Pathogens chipping away at our last line of defence - the rise of the metallo-beta-lactamases : scientific letter|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Lancet Laboratories and 2 University of Calgary, Canada|
|Publication Date||Jan 2012|
We describe the first known report of a VIM1 metallo-beta-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumonia outside Europe - confirmed by our colleagues in Canada. The patient had no travel history, and surveillance failed to identify additional cases. The importance of healthcare professionals being diligent in identifying these multi-drug resistant isolates is emphasised.
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