First outbreak of kpc-2-producing klebsiella pneumoniae sequence type 258 in a hospital in south korea

Sung Kwan Hong, Dongeun Yong, Kyeongmi Kim, Sang Sook Hong, Seong Geun Hong, Tulgaa Khosbayar, Wonkeun Song, Kyoung Ho Roh, Seok Hoon Jeong, Kyungwon Lee, Yunsop Chong

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In this study, we report the first outbreak of KPC-2-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from three patients admitted to a neurosurgery department in a South Korean teaching hospital. Multilocus sequence typing showed that the isolates were identical to the previous KPC producers in South Korea and other countries, suggesting clonal spread.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3877-3879
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Nov 1


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  • Microbiology (medical)

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