First report of a verona integron-encoded metallo-β-lactamase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae infection in a child in the United States

Pranita D. Tamma, Nuntra Suwantarat, Susan D. Rudin, Latania K. Logan, Patricia J. Simner, Laura J. Rojas, Maria F. Mojica, Karen C. Carroll, Robert A. Bonomo

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Abstract

We report the first case of a child in the United States infected with an organism producing a Verona Integron-Encoded Metallo-β-Lactamase. This child succumbed to a ventilator-associated pneumonia caused by a Klebsiella pneumoniae producing this resistance mechanism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberpiw025
Pages (from-to)e24-e27
JournalJournal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2016

Keywords

  • CRE
  • Carbapenemase
  • Metallo-β-lactamase
  • Pediatrics
  • VIM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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