Persistent carriage and infection by multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli ST405 producing NDM-1 carbapenemase: Report on the first Italian cases

Marco Maria D'Andrea, Claudia Venturelli, Tommaso Giani, Fabio Arena, Viola Conte, Paola Bresciani, Fabio Rumpianesi, Annalisa Pantosti, Franco Narni, Gian Maria Rossolini

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Abstract

We report on the first detection of the NDM-1 carbapenemase in Italy, in Escherichia coli isolated in October 2009. Prolonged colonization and relapsing infection by NDM-1-positive E. coli were observed in a patient (index case) with an indirect epidemiological link with areas of endemicity. Transient colonization was apparently observed in another patient linked with the index case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2755-2758
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume49
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)

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