KPC-PRODUCING Serratia marcescens IN A HOME-CARE PATIENT FROM RECIFE, BRAZIL

Authors

  • Emmily MARGATE Universidade Federal de Pernambuco; Departamento de Medicina Tropical
  • Vera MAGALHÃES Universidade Federal de Pernambuco; Departamento de Medicina Tropical
  • Lorena Cristina Corrêa FEHLBERG Universidade Federal de São Paulo
  • Ana Cristina GALES Universidade Federal de São Paulo
  • Ana Catarina Souza LOPES Universidade Federal de Pernambuco; Departamento de Medicina Tropical

Abstract

In this brief communication we describe the occurrence of a KPC-producing Serratia marcescensisolate in a home-care patient from Recife, Brazil. The blaKPC, blaSPM, blaIMP, blaVIMblaOXA, blaCTX-M, blaSHV, blaTEM and blaGES genes were investigated by Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and DNA sequencing. The isolate was positive for blaKPC-2and blaTEM-1 and was resistant to aztreonam, cefepime, cefotaxime, imipenem, meropenem, gentamicin, ciprofloxacin and cefazidime, and susceptible only to amikacin, tigecycline and gatifloxacin. This is the first report in Brazil of KPC-producing S. marcescensclinical isolate outside of a hospital environment. Caregivers should be alert for the presence of this isolate in the community setting.

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Published

2015-08-01

How to Cite

MARGATE, E., MAGALHÃES, V., FEHLBERG, L. C. C., GALES, A. C., & LOPES, A. C. S. (2015). KPC-PRODUCING Serratia marcescens IN A HOME-CARE PATIENT FROM RECIFE, BRAZIL. Revista Do Instituto De Medicina Tropical De São Paulo, 57(4), 359-360. Retrieved from https://www.revistas.usp.br/rimtsp/article/view/105552

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