Isolation of multiple carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacilli from a patient recently hospitalized in Nigeria

Walkty, Andrew, Gilmour, Matthew, Simner, Patricia, Embil, John M, Boyd, David, Mulvey, Michael and Karlowsky, James (2015) Isolation of multiple carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacilli from a patient recently hospitalized in Nigeria. Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, 81 (4). pp. 296-298. ISSN 0732-8893

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Abstract

A 29-year-old female transferred to a tertiary care hospital in Winnipeg, Canada, after a prolonged period of hospitalization in Nigeria was found to be colonized with a VIM-2-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, and an OXA-181-producing Escherichia coli. Detection of carbapenemase-producing organisms from a rectal swab was accomplished by screening with chromogenic media, followed by confirmation with the Rapid CARB Screen kit (Rosco Diagnostica, Taastrup, Denmark). This case illustrates the need for clinical microbiology laboratories to have a protocol in place to screen patients for carbapenemase producers, even in countries where these organisms are rarely encountered.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Uncontrolled Keywords: adult,genetics,bacteriological techniques,canada,microbiology,enzymology,female,microbiology,hospitalization,humans,enzymology,nigeria,enzymology,genetics
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2020 00:05
Last Modified: 16 Sep 2020 23:56
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/76690
DOI: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2015.01.005

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