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Fosfomycin resistance in Escherichia coli, Pennsylvania, USA.

Authors: Alrowais, Hind and McElheny, Christi L and Spychala, Caressa N and Sastry, Sangeeta and Guo, Qinglan and Butt, Adeel A and Doi, Yohei

Fosfomycin resistance in Escherichia coli is rare in the United States. An extended-spectrum ß-lactamase-producing E. coli clinical strain identified in Pennsylvania, USA, showed high-level fosfomycin resistance caused by the fosA3 gene. The IncFII plasmid carrying this gene had a structure similar to those found in China, where fosfomycin resistance is commonly described.

Journal: Emerging infectious diseases
DOI: 10.3201/eid2111.150750
Year: 2015

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