Intestinal carriage of Shewanella xiamenensis simulating carriage of OXA-48-producing Enterobacteriaceae.

Research paper by Alberto A Antonelli, Domenica Maria DM Di Palo, Angelo A Galano, Sabrina S Becciani, Carlotta C Montagnani, Patrizia P Pecile, Luisa L Galli, Gian Maria GM Rossolini

Indexed on: 15 Mar '15Published on: 15 Mar '15Published in: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease


Positivity for bla(OXA-48)-like carbapenemase genes was revealed by molecular testing of a surveillance rectal swab from a patient who had previously been colonized and infected by an OXA-48-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae. Positivity was due to a coincidental carriage of Shewanella xiamenensis harboring a new bla(OXA-48)-like gene, while the K. pneumoniae was no longer present.

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