Emergence of Carbapenem-ResistantKlebsiellaSpecies Possessing the Class A Carbapenem-Hydrolyzing KPC-2 and Inhibitor-Resistant TEM-30 β-Lactamases in New York City

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Nineteen isolates of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella species were recovered from 7 hospitals in New York City. Most K. pneumoniae belonged to a single ribotype. Nucleotide sequencing identified KPC-2, a carbapenem-hydrolyzing β-lactamase. In 3 strains, TEM-30, an inhibitor-resistant β-lactamase, was detected. Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella species possessing KPC-2 are endemic in New York City. This study documents the identification of an inhibitor-resistant TEM β-lactamase in the United States.

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