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Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae testing susceptible to cefepime by reference methods.
|Title||Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae testing susceptible to cefepime by reference methods.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||Picão RC, Jones RN, Mendes RE, Castanheira M|
|Journal||Journal of clinical microbiology|
|Date Published||2013 Jul|
β-Lactam susceptibility of 499 Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)-producing Enterobacteriaceae, determined by reference broth microdilution, demonstrated that 14.4% of isolates were categorized as cefepime susceptible according to current CLSI breakpoints. Ceftazidime- and meropenem-susceptible isolates were also observed (2.6 and 3.0%, respectively). Cefepime-susceptible KPC-producing isolates may confuse laboratory staff and clinicians in their therapeutic choices.
|Alternate Journal||J. Clin. Microbiol.|