An OXA-48-producing Escherichia coli isolated from a Danish patient with no hospitalization abroad

Anne Gedebjerg, Henrik Hasman, Christian Moller Sorensen, Mikala Wang

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Abstract

Carbapenemase-producing organisms are disseminating globally and are now emerging as a worrying threat in Scandinavia. Before August 2013, OXA-48-producing organisms had not been detected in Danish patients. Here we report the isolation of an ST746 OXA-48-producing Escherichia coli with the plasmid pOXA-48a carrying the bla(OXA-48) gene isolated from a Danish patient without history of hospitalization abroad. The patient reported tourist travel to Egypt and Turkey. The potential acquisition of carbapenemase-producing organisms by ingestion of contaminated food is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalB M C Infectious Diseases
Volume47
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)593-595
Number of pages3
ISSN1471-2334
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Travel-associated spread
  • OXA-48
  • Carbapenem resistance
  • Enterobacteriaceae

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