Isolation of multiple carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacilli from a patient recently hospitalized in Nigeria

Andrew Walkty, Matthew Gilmour, Patricia Simner, John M. Embil, David Boyd, Michael Mulvey, James Karlowsky

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Abstract

A 29-year-old female transferred to a tertiary care hospital in Winnipeg, Canada, after a prolonged period of hospitalization in Nigeria was found to be colonized with a VIM-2-producing Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae, and an OXA-181-producing Escherichia coli. Detection of carbapenemase-producing organisms from a rectal swab was accomplished by screening with chromogenic media, followed by confirmation with the Rapid CARB Screen kit (Rosco Diagnostica, Taastrup, Denmark). This case illustrates the need for clinical microbiology laboratories to have a protocol in place to screen patients for carbapenemase producers, even in countries where these organisms are rarely encountered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)296-298
Number of pages3
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume81
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Nigeria
Bacillus
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Tertiary Healthcare
Denmark
Microbiology
Tertiary Care Centers
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Canada
Hospitalization
Escherichia coli
carbapenemase
Asp(5)-oxytocin

Keywords

  • Carbapenemase
  • Gram-negative bacilli
  • NDM-1
  • VIM-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Medicine(all)

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Isolation of multiple carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacilli from a patient recently hospitalized in Nigeria. / Walkty, Andrew; Gilmour, Matthew; Simner, Patricia; Embil, John M.; Boyd, David; Mulvey, Michael; Karlowsky, James.

In: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease, Vol. 81, No. 4, 01.04.2015, p. 296-298.

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Walkty, Andrew ; Gilmour, Matthew ; Simner, Patricia ; Embil, John M. ; Boyd, David ; Mulvey, Michael ; Karlowsky, James. / Isolation of multiple carbapenemase-producing Gram-negative bacilli from a patient recently hospitalized in Nigeria. In: Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease. 2015 ; Vol. 81, No. 4. pp. 296-298.
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