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Case report of an extensively drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae infection with genomic characterization of the strain and review of similar cases in the United States

Authors: Krapp, Fiorella and Ozer, Egon A and Qi, Chao and Hauser, Alan R

Reports of extensively drug-resistant and pan-drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (XDR-KP and PDR-KP) cases are increasing worldwide. Here, we report a case of XDR-KP with an in-depth molecular characterization of resistance genes using whole-genome sequencing, and we review all cases of XDR-KP and PDR-KP reported in the United States to date.

Journal: Open forum infectious diseases
DOI: 10.1093/ofid/ofy074
Year: 2018

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