Cross-infection of solid organ transplant recipients by a multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate producing the OXA-48 carbapenemase, likely derived from a multiorgan donor

Tommaso Giani, Viola Conte, Salvatore Mandalà, Marco Maria D'Andrea, Francesco Luzzaro, Pier Giulio Conaldi, Paolo Grossi, Gian Maria Rossolinia

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Abstract

We describe two cases of bacteremic infections caused by a multidrug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae isolate producing the OXA-48 carbapenemase that occurred in two solid organ transplant (liver and kidney) recipients, which was apparently transmitted with the allografts. This finding underscores the risk of donor-derived infections by multidrug-resistant Gram-negative pathogens in solid organ transplant recipients and emphasizes the need for rapid screening of organ donors for carriage of similar pathogens.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2702-2705
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume52
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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