Regional occurrence of plasmid-mediated SHV-7, an extended-spectrum β-lactamase, in Enterobacter cloacae in Philadelphia teaching hospitals

Matthew E. Levison, Yamini V. Mailapur, Sandeep K. Pradhan, George A. Jacoby, Pamela Adams, Christopher L. Emery, Phyllis L. May, Peter G. Pitsakis

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Abstract

Although the production of extended-spectrum β-lactamases (ESBLs) by Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli is an emerging problem, limited data are available regarding the frequency of ESBL production in other organisms. We provide the only description of regional occurrence of SHV-7 in Enterobacteriaceae other than E. coli or K. pneumoniae in the United States, and we emphasize that, among Enterobacter cloacae strains, not all resistance to extended-spectrum cephalosporins is the result of hyperproduction of AmpC β-lactamase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1551-1554
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Volume35
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 15 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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