Mother-To-Child Transmission of KPC Carbapenemase-Producing Klebsiella Pneumoniae at Birth

Paolo Bonfanti, Roberto Bellù, Luigi Principe, Ilaria Caramma, Manuela Condò, Tommaso Giani, Gian Maria Rossolini, Francesco Luzzaro

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We report on a mother-to-child transmission of KPC carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae at birth followed by subsequent cases in the NICU. Molecular analysis of isolates showed production of KPC-3 enzyme. The only potential risk factor identified for the mother was previous activity as a caregiver. Present findings suggest consideration of pro-active surveillance in pregnant women with risk factors for colonization.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - Nov 11 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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